The Eternal Search

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

To be curious is to be human. Our days begin with a search for meaning, understanding, a newspaper or just a kind word. On this week's program host Terrance McKnight shares stories about composers and the things they wanted to acquire.

Composer Horatio Parker was a late 19th-century American musician aspiring to write orchestral music. His quest took him around Europe. Gabriel Faure was often awkward in his relations with women, but wanted to find a loving partner. You'll be surprised to hear how he went about it.

Playlist

Kayhan Kalhor: Gallop of a Thousand Horses
Silk Road Ensemble
CBS/Sony

Noel Coward: Private Lives: Someday I'll Find You
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Sophie Daneman, soprano
Jeffrey Tate, piano
Angel/EMI

Charles-Valentin Alkan: Troisieme recueil des chants
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion

John Corigliano: Violin Sonata
John Corigliano, Sr., violin
Ralph Votapek, piano
CRI

Iva Bittova: Stop Searching (Ne Nehledej)
Iva Bittova, voice and violin
Nonesuch

Elliot Carter: To Music
Gregg Smith, conductor
Gregg Smith Singers
Rosiland Rees, soprano
CRI

Horatio Parker: Suite for Piano trio in A minor, Op. 35
Rawlins Piano Trio
Albany

Charles Mingus: Meditations for Moses
Charles Mingus, piano
Impulse

Gabriel Faure: Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 111
CBC Vancouver Orchestra
Mario Bernardi, conductor
Stephanie Lemelin, piano
CBS

John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano (1948)
Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano
ECM

Bobby McFerrin: A Piece, A Chord
Boby McFerrin, vocalist
Chick Corea, piano
Richard Bona, bass
Omar Hakim, drums
Blue Note

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