Episode #292

Salem, Massachusetts

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Guzheng player Rujia Teng performs 'The Eternal Sorrow of Lin'An' by Zhanhao He with projected artwork. Guzheng player Rujia Teng performs 'The Eternal Sorrow of Lin'An' by Zhanhao He with projected artwork. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

This week’s program was recorded at The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., and given the show’s art museum venue, each young performer discusses a connection between the music they’re performing and a work of visual art in the museum’s collection. We hear an award-winning string quartet from Chicago perform the music of Bartok, and a teenager from Maryland performs an epic piece on the traditional Chinese instrument, the guzheng.

Program details:

Quartet Fuoco performs the fifth movement, Allegro molto, from String Quartet No. 4 by Béla Bartók.
Violinist Rachel Stenzel, 17, from Holiday Hills, Ill.
Violinist Aidan Perreault, 16, from Skokie, Ill.
Violist David Berghoff, 18, from Chicago, Ill.
Cellist Christopher Gao, 17, from Long Grove, Ill.

Soprano Katherine Leidlein, 18, from Lake Jackson, Texas, performs “Chanson triste” by Henri Duparc (1848–1933), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Guzheng player Rujia Teng, 18, from Rockville, Md., performs “The Eternal Sorrow of Lin’An” by Zhanhao He (b. 1933), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Pianist Andrew Li, 14, from Lexington, Mass., performs Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major, S.244/6, by Franz Liszt (1811–1886).

Guest composer and pianist Matthew Aucoinperforms “Corona” from his Celan Fragments, with violinist Yuki Beppu, 17, from Lexington, Mass..

Quartet Fuoco performs the fourth movement, Allegro molto, from String Quartet No. 2 in A minor by William Walton.

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