Crepuscule With Nellie

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Monday, March 16, 2009

We hear Thelonious Monk's “Crepuscule With Nellie,” a haunting solo piano melody the jazz great wrote for his ill wife. Also, Arvo Pärt’s highly emotional, biblically-inspired “Wallfahrtslied” (Pilgrim’s Song) and Ed Chang’s version of John Cage’s groundbreaking composition “Aria.”

Also Featured Tonight:

Terry Riley / The Philosopher's Hand
Arthur Foote / Three pieces for Piano and Cello
Johannes Brahms / Four Serious Songs
Marga Richter / Blackberry Vines and Winter Fruit
Leos Janacek / Sinfonietta

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Comments [1]

Richard Kelso from NYC

Thanks for the Brahms/Marian Anderson; the segue from the last Brahms song to the B-flat Op 23 Prelude and then the D Major was brilliant. I don't know if this is Browning's order in recording Op 23, but it's not the chronological order. Hmmm--I thought you were going to play ALL of the Op. 23 (I was writing as the G Minor began and ended with your announcement),so I must indeed commend you on your selection.

Richard Kelso

Mar. 16 2009 08:39 PM

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