July 6 - July
13 - July 20 - July 27
The Guarneri String
July 6, 2003
Past, Present, and Future
|| The Guarneri String
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."
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
information about Guarneri
Quartet recordings visit Public Radio MusicSource.
violin; Cyril Huvé, piano
July 13, 2003
Harmony of the Spheres
|| Jorja Fleezanis
and Cyril Huvé
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
Jorja Fleezanis Premieres Sonata by
Jorja Fleezanis in the FOG
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in a minor, Op.
—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.
Lang Lang, piano
July 20, 2003
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
|| Lang Lang
photos from Lang Lang's visit to the studio.
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E major, Hoboken XVI:31
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
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 Debussys Clair
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
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
information about Paula Robison recordings visit Public Radio Musicsource.
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