David Easton

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

David Easton is regarded as one of the foremost interior designers whose classically inspired traditional rooms embrace what has been called a “sophisticated elegance.”  He is much sought-after around the world, and has received a multitude of awards and honors.  But it has always been music, he says, that captures his heart more than any other art form – “deeper than a painting, than architecture, even the next meal.” 

In conversation with host Gilbert Kaplan, Easton reveals that he only responds to music that reaches “deep into the soul” and that provides a special kind of comfort – “Music is a dream; an escape from life.”  
His musical selections include works by Brahms, Fauré, Janácek and the contemporary composer Arvo Pärt.


David Easton

Comments [4]

Jay from New York

it's very simple - you just need to click the TRANSCRIPT link and you get all the info:

Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem [excerpt]. Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra. Monteverdi Choir. John Eliot Gardiner. Philips 432 140-2.

Reynaldo Hahn 7 Chansons grises “L’heure exquise.” Mischa Maisky, cello. Daria Hovora, piano. DG 457 657-2.

Leos Janáček String Quartet No. 1 “The Kreutzer Sonata.” First movement. Guarneri Quartet: Arnold Steinhardt, violin; John Dalley, violin; Michael Tree, viola; David Soyer, cello. Philips 456 574.

Gabriel Fauré Après un Rêve. Boston Symphony Orchestra. Seiji Ozawa. Jules Eskin, violoncello. DG 289 469 268.

Eleni Karaindrou “Ulysses Theme” from Theo Angelopoulos’ film Ulysses’ Gaze. String Orchestra. Lefteris Chalkiadakis. Kim Kashkashian, viola. ECM 1570 78118-21570.

Arvo Pärt Da pacem Domine. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Paul Hillier. Harmonia Mundi 907401.

Nov. 18 2011 03:19 PM
Jonathan Bates

So, where's the response to David's and Lee's question (which is the same as mine)?

Sep. 12 2011 05:49 PM
David I. Laski from Port Monmouth, NJ

I have the same question as Lee from NJ. I'm particularly interested in the last piece played on the program. Thanks very much.

Sep. 05 2011 10:51 AM
Lee from NJ

Is there at least a list of the pieces that were played during this program? I would dearly love to purchase a couple of them but was not able to get the names of the pieces or the composers because I was unable to listen to the whole program without interruption.

Sep. 05 2011 10:17 AM

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