Taste Testing

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On this edition of All Ears, we're taste testing music in courses. Terrance McKnight shares with you his talent for juxtaposition. Just as wine can be paired with food to enhance certain flavors and awaken senses, so do particular pieces of music when played side by side. We have some delicious combinations for your evening; yummy sounds waiting to be devoured.


Joseph Canteloube: Lullaby

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Malcolm Martineau, piano



Charles Mingus: Orange was the color of her dress; Then Blue Silk

Charles Mingus, piano



Russell Pinkston: TaleSpin

Jade Simmons, piano



Sergei Prokofiev: “Suggestion Diabolique,” Op. 4/4

Andei Garilov, piano



Johannes Brahms: Zwei Motetten Op. 29

Marcus Creed, director

RIAS Kemmerchor

Harmonia Mundi


Theo Blackman: Schmidt-Lied

Theo Blackman, vocals

Fumio Yasuda, piano

Todd Reynolds, violin

Courtney Orlando, violin

Caleb Burhans, viola

Wendy Sutter, cello

Winter & Winter


Lousi Armstrong, Luis Russell: Back O’Town Blues

Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals

Decca Jazz


Aaron Copland: Four Piano Blues

Alan Marks, piano



York Bowen: Viola Concerto in C minor, Op. 25

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Marc Taddei, conductor

Helen Callus, viola



Nikolay Medtner: Three Nocturnes, Op. 16

Laurence Kaylaleh, violin

Paul Stewart, piano



Sebastian Currier: Night Time

Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp

Jean-Cluade Velin, violin