The Low End Theory

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Marika Hughes takes a closer listen to the instruments on the low end of the register, the ones that lay down the foundation but don’t always get featured in the spotlight. She calls out the basses, tubas, timpani and even an oud. Though the sound is bottom heavy, the composers on the program run the gamut from Johann Sebastian Bach to Gustav Mahler to Elliott Carter.

Marika Hughes is the granddaughter of the legendary cellist Emanuel Feuerman as well as a Juilliard grad and working musician based in Brooklyn. Tonight she dons a new hat: guest host for All Ears.


Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 for Eight Cellos (1932): I. Introdução (Embolada): Animato

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra & Roberto Minczuk - Label: BIS  Catalogue No: BIS-CD-1410

Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan": III. Mahler Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen, Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony - Label: San Francisco Symphony Catalogue #: 2

C'est Ailleurs - Anouar Brahem, Le Pas Du Chat Noir - Label: ECM Catalogue #: 1792

Elliot Carter: Eight Pieces for four Timpani, Pièce III: Adagio - Florent Jodelet -  Label: Harmonic Classics Paris France

Bach: Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 9 on Four Brothers from the Gebrueder Ohrentaub Tuba Quartet - Label: Platin Media Productions

Schubert in C major D. 956 : II. Adagio: Borodin String Quartet - Label: Teldec  Catalogue: 94564

Bach, Christ Lag In Todesbanden - Live At Carnegie Hall, 1958, Paul Robeson 3:30

Lullaby - Live At Carnegie Hall, 1958, Paul Robeson - Label: Phantom  Catalogue#: 862582

Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite, Op. 60: 2. Romance, Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky; Scythian Suite; Lieutenant Kijé - Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Claudio Abbado - Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎ Catalogue#: 447 419-2

Noche Gaditana, Suite Andalouse - Pedro Soler & Renaud Garcia-Fons - Label: Al Sur ‎ Catalogue#: ASCD 04

Bassoon Fireworks: Late Twentieth-Century Virtuoso Works - Sofia Gubaidulina, Lewis Neilsen, William Davis, Sofia Gubaidulina, Lewis Nielsen & William Davis

Concerto for Orchestra, Bartok - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 9:27

Saint-Saëns: Cavatine, Op. 144, for trombone and piaño, (Gaubert, Saint-Saëns, Bozza, Dútilleux, Martin) - Ricardo Casero & Alan Branch 5:23

Duo for cello and double bass (1824): Allegro (1) [Live], Rossini - Tanja Tetzlaff & Alois Posch 5:57

Debussy: La Mer: I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer, - London Symphony Orchestra & Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 8:33

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder: Liebst du um Schönheit- Leonard Bernstein, Thomas Hampson & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:52

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder: Ich atmet' einen linden Duft - Leonard Bernstein, Thomas Hampson & Wiener Philharmoniker 3:00

Lullaby of Birdland, SuperBass (Recorded Live At Scullers) - Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride

Osvaldo Golijov: Mariel - Maya Beiser,  cello;  Koch 7556