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Thursday, November 20, 2008

We hear Osvaldo Golijov's film noir-charged "Refugee," a track from his score to the Francis Ford Coppola movie "Youth Without Youth." Also, one of Robert Schumann's finest orchestral scores, his "Manfred" overture (to a romantic drama by Lord Byron). Later, a string quartet from American composer Richard Danielpour entitled "Psalms of Sorrow," complemented by William Russo's parable of the stages of life, the "Carousel Suite" (featuring the late Studs Terkel as narrator).

Also Featured Tonight:

Astor Piazzolla / Milonga del Angel
John Adams / The Chairman Dances
Johann Sebastian Bach / Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Claude Debussy / "Six epigraphes antiques"
Edmund Rubbra / Cello Sonata in G Minor
Gunther Schuller / Concertino for Jazz and Orchestra

Comments [3]

William Matthews from Manhattan

Around 10:30 - 10:45 this evening I heard on my car radio part of what I think was a Beethoven Quartet, maybe the C# minor. What group was playing? It was truly startling to hear something that was so familiar, sound so new, like an old painting that had been cleaned. Great playing and great engineering!

Nov. 20 2008 11:55 PM
Patrick from Long Beach, NY

Right after marketplace this evening, your show opened with what sounded like a very old song. 'Hard time in Oklahoma' or 'Hard Time Mining', something like that.

What was this song and where can I find it? It was so amazing to hear and I'd love to know the history behind it.

Thank you for such a great show!

- Patrick

Nov. 20 2008 08:57 PM
cynthia berkshire from nyc

hello ...
I am trying to locate a piece of music you played tonight, Thurs. Nov. 20, around 8:15pm. It was composed + played by Tad Naidoo, from Univ. of S. Africa; Vicki Ray was the second musician. The name is, close to "Bad times a coming". Am not able to locate online, 7 would love to get the piece.
Thank you for your great broadcasting!

...
best wishes,
CYNTHIA BERKSHIRE

Nov. 20 2008 08:52 PM

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