All Earlifts

This episode originally aired on April 16, 2011

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

With so many eclectic influences in the modern music world, it's nice to reflect on how we arrived at this point in time. It's even more interesting to hear how modern artists are approaching the "new" music of yesterday. This week's All Ears explores older works that have undergone a makeover.

A trailblazer in both jazz and klezmer worlds, clarinetist Don Bryon invites us to see romantic literature through his eyes in Frederic Chopin's Larghetto. The Hilliard Ensemble re-imagines Bach's Partita in D Minor for solo violin, by employing chant and weaving lush textures around the lone violinist.  

Famed composer/pianist Franz Liszt built a colossal career not only by dramatic performances and charisma, but by his ability to create new works from older compositions. We hear his Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor performed by Andre Watts.

Also on tap are works by William Grant Still, David Lang and other fine earlifts in this edition of the show.

Playlist:

Plume
Ljova
Brooklyn Rider
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Eric Jacobsen, cello
Jeff Beecher, bass
Mark Suter, percussion
In a Circle Records

Tiflis
Misha Alperin
Misha Alperin, piano
Anja Lechner, cello
ECM

Larghetto
Frederic Chopin
Don Byron, arranger
Don Byron, clarinet
Blue Note

Making Music
Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Hariprasad Chaurasia, flute
John McLaughlin, guitar
Jan Garbarek, saxophone
ECM 

While Nailing at Random
David Lang
Kathleen Supove, piano
CRI

Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor: Allegro agitato molto
Franz Liszt
Andre Watts, piano
Philips

Morimur: Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004, ciaconna, with chant
Johann Sebastian Bach
Hilliard Ensemble
Christoph Poppen, violin
ECM

Drill
Evan Ziporyn
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, conductor
Evan Ziporyn, bass clarinet
Cantaloupe

Drumming, Part Four
Steve Reich
So Percussion
Cantaloupe

Here's One
William Grant Still
Ruth Hamilton, contralto
Vivian Taylor, piano
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Cambria

Come Sunday
Edward K. (Duke) Ellington
Mulgrew Miller, piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass
Bang & Olufsen

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" (Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune)
Claude Debussy/Jacques Loussier
Jacques Loussier Trio
Telarc

Fancy on a Bach Air
John Corigliano
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
CBS/Sony

What the World Needs Now is Love
Burt Bacharach
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell, guitar
Tzadik

Comments [1]

dr james q nicol from Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

this program belongs on another station.

Dec. 10 2011 11:26 PM

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