Sonatas! / Show 444

Monday, March 25, 2024  |  KMFA Austin, The Colburn School & Tucson, Arizona  |  

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This week we focus on sonatas, a term that comes from the Italian word for sound and references a piece of music that is played instead of sung. We witness the artistic collaboration that happens between host Peter Dugan and our young musicians as they take on Beethoven, Brahms, and Saint Saëns. We also hear Bach reimagined for marimba and an exciting new work by American composer Gabriela Lena Frank that requires the pianist to clap and make other noises. This episode was recorded with young musicians from Tucson, Arizona, Austin, Texas, and Southern California.

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  • Monday, March 25, 2024

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