NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Seattle, Washington / Show 289
From Seattle, Washington, this program features a local teenage violinist delivering an emotional performance of the music of Ernest Bloch, teenagers from Chicago perform a thrilling, wild, and fun work for sax quartet, and we’ll enjoy the broadcast premiere of a new composition written by an 18-year-old from New York City – an intriguing and ethereal piece “Tropholingua”, which means “language of plants.” You can see the works of art that inspired “Tropholingua” here.
Performers & Repertoire
- Variations on a Theme by Rossini by Niccolò Paganini, with pianist Christopher O'Riley
- Movements from "Musical Toys" by Sofia Gubaidulina
"A Bear Playing Double Bass and the Black Woman"
- The second movement, Nigun (Improvisation) from Baal Shem, Three Pictures of Hassidic Life for Violin and Piano by Ernest Bloch, with pianist Christopher O'Riley
- Movements of his piano trio Tropholingua
I. As if floating
II. Resurrection and the life
IV. Rising upwards, no sense of downbeat
V. Finishing a phrase, as well as keeping your own voice
XX. Resurrected, building to the moment
- The fifth movement, Fanfare/Variations on "Durch Adams Fall" (Through Adam's Fall), from Recitation Book for Saxophone Quartet by David Maslanka
See a video of the quartet playing this piece on top of Seattle's Great Wheel!
- Fanfare/Variations on “Durch Adams Fall” (Through Adam’s Fall), from Recitation Book for Saxophone Quartet by David Maslanka
- Monday, December 29, 2014
- Monday, June 16, 2014
- Monday, July 27, 2015
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