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September 2001

September 2 - September 9 - September 16 - September 23 - September 30

  Kim Kashkashian
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Peter Nagy, piano

September 2, 2001
Favorable Viola
The viola has been favored by many classical composers - not only for the human sound of its voice, but also as a personal instrument of choice. This week on Saint Paul Sunday, Bill McGlaughlin welcomes one of the world's greatest violists, Kim Kashkashian. She'll perform Schumann's fantasy pieces (Op. 730), along with sonatas by Johannes Brahms and Dmitri Shostakovich. Listen in and discover why Kim Kashkashian is considered such a marvelous musical storyteller.

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms: Sonata in f minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata Op. 147-II. Allegretto

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LAGQ (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet)
September 9, 2001
Do You Know the Guitar?
If you think you already know the guitar, listen in this week for some marvelous surprises. Bill McGlaughlin's guests, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - LAGQ - have been expanding the solo and ensemble possibilities of this universal instrument for nearly two decades now, and their program this week revels in both cultural cross-pollination and sheer invention. We'll hear music by J. S. Bach and Peter Maxwell Davies, as well as several works by LAGQ members themselves that take inspiration from African, Indonesian, and Celtic musical traditions.

"The group performed with the sort of inspired yet deceptively easygoing virtuosity that exists when discipline and spontaneity are balanced to perfection."
   -The Washington Post

Bill Kanengiser: Mbira
Andrew York: Djembe
Andrew York: (Ask the) Sphinx
Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Scott Tennant): Farewell to Stromness
Johan Sebastian Bach (arr. Andrew York): Prelude (#1 from Well-Tempered Clavier) and Fugue (Little Fugue in g minor)
Bill Kanengiser: Gongan
Carlos Rafael Rivera: Cumbaquin
Scott Tennant/Jeffes: Celtic Fare

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  Christian Tetzlaff
  Tanja Tetzlaff
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
September 16, 2001
Brother-Sister Duo
Listen in for music making of the highest order this week on Saint Paul Sunday when host Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the brother-sister duo violinist Christian Tetzlaff and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff. First we'll hear Christian perform J. S. Bach's Sonata No. 1 in g minor, a work of great beauty and virtuosity. Next up is Zoltán Kodály's passionate Duo for violin and cello. Kodály conceived this remarkable work out of the rich traditions of Hungarian folk music he'd spent a lifetime exploring and recrafting. Don't miss these unforgettable performances.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 1 in g minor, BWV 1001
Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7

The Petersen String Quartet
September 23, 2001
  The Petersen String Quartet
An Elegant Version

As we know it today, the string quartet is a form that contains multitudes. But in the hands of the composer most often credited as its inventor, Franz Joseph Haydn, the string quartet's earliest versions had chiefly an elegant, even playful air. This week on Saint Paul Sunday, a brilliant young ensemble from former East Berlin will contrast one of Haydn's graceful early quartets with a work drawn from a composer whose quartet cycle now stands at the pinnacle of the Western classical canon: Ludwig van Beethoven. The Petersen String Quartet will perform Haydn's Opus 1 Quartet in G major, No. 4 and then take on Beethoven's "Serioso" quartet, a work of profound humanity.

Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in G major, Op. 1, No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in f minor, Op. 95 "Serioso"

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The Tallis Scholars
September 30, 2001
  Tallis Scholars
Celestial Song

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis is the perfect setting for this week's Saint Paul Sunday, when host Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the 10-member British choral ensemble the Tallis Scholars. Named for the English renaissance composer Thomas Tallis, the group has made its international reputation by resurrecting once-forgotten marvels of renaissance music and performing them with breathtaking perfection. Echoes of cloister walks and cathedral spires resound as the Tallis Scholars bring you a rich tapestry of sacred pieces by renaissance masters John Browne, Nicholas Gombert, and William Byrd.

William Byrd: Emendemus in melius
John Browne: Salve Regina
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine
William Byrd: Circumdederunt me
William Byrd: Miserere mei
Robert White: Exaudiat te
Nicholas Gombert: Gloria Patri from Fourth Magnificat

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