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July 2003

July 6 - July 13 - July 20 - July 27

The Guarneri String Quartet
July 6, 2003

  The Guarneri String Quartet
Past, Present, and Future
For nearly four decades, the Guarneri String Quartet has stood as a cornerstone of the musical world, beloved as much for its majestic playing as for its technical aplomb. Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the renowned foursome to Saint Paul Sunday this week for a personal and musical glimpse into its past, present, and future. We'll hear late work by Haydn, an early work by Mendelssohn, and Debussy's radiant G minor String Quartet, the composer's sole venture in the form. In the words of one admirer,"Some things, like the Guarneri, are as good as it gets."

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Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, "Sunrise"
—I. Allegro con spirito
Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in a minor, Op. 13, "Is it True?"
—I. Adagio-Allegro vivace
Claude Achille Debussy: Quartet

For information about Guarneri Quartet recordings visit Public Radio MusicSource.

Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Cyril Huvé, piano
July 13, 2003

  Jorja Fleezanis and Cyril Huvé
  Jorja Fleezanis and Cyril Huvé
Harmony of the Spheres
The musical soundworld in which Ludwig van Beethoven composed might surprise us today with its relative intimacy and transparency. This week on Saint Paul Sunday, two extraordinary artists, violinist Jorja Fleezanis and fortepianist Cyril Huvé, come together to bring that world alive for us on instruments Beethoven would have known in his own day. The collaboration restores an often breathtaking clarity to three of his sonatas.

From the Archives:
Jorja Fleezanis and Michael Steinberg Interview
Jorja Fleezanis Premieres Sonata by Nicholas Maw
Jorja Fleezanis in the FOG trio

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in a minor, Op. 23
—I. Presto
—II. Andante scherzoso, piu Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30, No. 2
—I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Lang Lang, piano
July 20, 2003

  Lang Lang
  Lang Lang
Though just 20, the pianist Lang Lang has already established himself an international classical artist of the highest order. This week on Saint Paul Sunday his full command is on display—one encompassing tenderness (Johannes Brahms’s beloved Opus 118 pieces), pyrotechnic virtuosity (Mily Balakirev’s dazzling “Islamey"), and nobility (sonata music of Franz Joseph Haydn). Lang Lang inhabits each of these spheres with the conviction and wisdom of a master. Don’t miss him

View photos from Lang Lang's visit to the studio.


Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E major, Hoboken XVI:31
—I. Moderato
Johannes Brahms: Six Pieces
—I. Intermezzo in a minor
—II. Intermezzo in A major
—III. Ballade in g minor
—IV. Intermezzo in f minor
—V. Romanze in F major
—VI. Intermezzo in e-flat minor
Mily Balakirev: Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

  Paula Robison
   Paula Robison

The Robison-Lubambo-Baptista Trio
July 27, 2003

An enchanting collaboration began when renowned flutist Paula Robison-“first lady of the flute"-joined forces with two friends from Brazil, guitarist Romero Lubambo and percussionist Cyro Baptista. The trio visits Saint Paul Sunday this week, conjuring up nights in Rio with Brazilian music from the choro tradition scored for flute, guitar, and a host of unusual percussion instruments. They also take us to Paris on the wings of their own version of Debussy’s “Clair de lune."

Jaco do Bandolim: Noites Cariocas ("Rio Nights")
Waldyr Azevedo: Ve se Gostas ("See if you like it")
Pixinguinha: Segura Ele ("Grab him!")
Edu Lobo: Na Ilha de Lia, no Barco de Rosa ("In Rosa's boat, I dream of Lia")
Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune ("Moonlight")
Cyro Baptista: O Berimbau
Romero Lubambo: P'ro Flavio
Two Birdsongs:
   Altamiro Carillho: Bem-te-vi-tristohno
   Lina Pesce: Bem-te-vi atrevido
Raoul de Barros & Ary dos Santos: Na Gloria ("A party at the Hotel Gloria")
Zequinho de Abreu: Tico Tico no Fubá

For information about Paula Robison recordings visit Public Radio Musicsource.

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