Musical Transplants: Part II

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

This week, host Terrance McKnight continues with the theme of musical transplants. The program samples music by those taking on traditions from outside of their place of origin.

We hear American foxtrots by the German composer Kurt Weill and by John Adams. Maurice Ravel's Harlem-inspired Blues (from the Violin Sonata) is featured. And we sample music by vocalist Yungchen Lhamo and guitarist Fernando Sor, who left their native counties in the name of politics.



Maurice Ravel

Laurent Korcia, violin

Michael Wedeberg, piano



Dreadful Memories

Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski, piano




Yungchen Lhamo

Yhungchen Lhamo, vocals

Real World


Impressions: Suite for Chamber Orchestra

New Century Chmaber Orchestra

Anthony Manzo, bass

Nss Music


Heiligste Nacht

Johann Michael Haydn

Vienna Choir boys



Variations on a Theme by Mozart

Fernando Sor

Alexander Ramirez, guitar



Pastorale for Oboe, Harp and Strings

Howard Hanson

New York Chamber Symphony

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Randall Ellis, oboe

Susan Jolles, harp



The Threepenny Opera: Foxtrot Potpourri

Kurt Weill

Das Palast Orchester

H.K. Gruber, conductor



The Chairman Dance-foxtrot orchestra

John Adams

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle




Darius Milhaud

Jurgen Demmler, alto sax

Peter Grabinger, piano



Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra Landscape with Blues

Stephen Hartke

The IRIS Chamber Orchestra

Michael Stern, conductor

Richard Stolzman, clarinet


Comments [2]


For Saturday evening listeners deserve better programming then All Ears

Apr. 12 2014 11:54 PM
Louise Forsyth from Brooklyn

very intriguing choices and good listening!

Apr. 06 2014 12:21 AM

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