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Episode #1998

Program #1998

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Friday, September 13, 2002

Performing in the WNYC studio is the Turtle Island String Quartet, which presents new recordings made with the legendary jazz-Latin clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera. If this seems like an unusual match on first glance, in fact it has a precedent in the charanga orchestra, a late-19th century Cuban ensemble that touched off the popular new dance, the danzón. This elegant style, a perfect marriage of European stateliness with a syncopated African groove, became the progenitor of such popular crazes as the mambo and cha-cha-chá. One hundred years later, the TISQ explores its own view of European and African styles via Latin America. The results are not unlike an ensemble originated by Mozart himself, the clarinet quintet.

PROGRAM #1998, with the Turtle Island String Quartet (First aired on Tues, 1/22/02)

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Turtle Island String Quartet

Danzon

On Green Dolphin Street, excerpt [1:30]

Koch International #7529** www.kochentertainment.com or www.tisq.com *

Turtle Island String Quartet

Live

Paquito D'Rivera: Wapango [7:00]

Appears on the CD Danzon, see above.

Turtle Island String Quartet

Danzon

You've Changed [7:00]

See above.

Turtle Island String Quartet

Live

Girl From Pathetique [6:00]

Appears on the CD Danzon, see above.

Turtle Island String Quartet

Danzon

A Night In Tunisia [6:30]

See above.

Turtle Island String Quartet

Live

Frank Zappa: Zomby Woof [5:30]

Not commercially recorded yet.

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