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January 2004
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Drawing upon the rich emotional and textural opportunities their unusual makeup affords, the members of the Contrasts quartet—clarinetist Ayako Oshima, violinist Monica Bauchwitz, cellist Ariane Lallemand, and pianist Evelyne Luest—traverse new musical landscapes. This week, true to form, Contrasts brings us a varied program: trios of Beethoven and Katchaturian, and two "Episodes" of an extended quartet composed especially for them by Ned Rorem.

Aram Khachaturian: Trio for violin, clarinet, and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B-Flat Major, Opus 11, for clarinet, cello, and piano
Ned Rorem: Episodes # 1 and #8 from "Nine Episodes for Four Players"

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Contrasts Quartet was formerly called the Eberli Ensemble. You can find their albums at Public Radio MusicSource.

  Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
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Peace Piece
The piano music of Erik Satie radiates an unmistakable charm, and this week on Saint Paul Sunday we'll hear it performed by an artist whose affinity with the composer only deepens the spell. Celebrated French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will perform several Satie works, including the radio première of his recently published seventh Gnossienne, a piece the pianist calls a "masterpiece...a world of its own." Thibaudet juxtaposes Satie with another composer he treasures—American jazz great Bill Evans—whose timely "Peace Piece" concludes the program.

  Jean-Yves Thibaudet, The Magic of Satie
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, The Magic of Satie

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Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1
Steve Swallow:( transc. Jed Distler): Hullo, Bolinas
Ellington (arr. Joel Silberman): Prelude to a Kiss
Erik Satie: Gnossienne No. 7
Erik Satie: Tendrement
Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby
Erik Satie: Le Piege de Meduse
Erik Satie: Sonatine bureaucratique
Bill Evans (trans. Jim Aitken): Peace piece

For information about Jean-Yves Thibaudet recordings visit Public Radio MusicSource

  The Sixteen
The Sixteen

The Sixteen

Heaven and earth
Out of the cultural upheaval of 16th-century Europe emerged choral music of otherworldly power and calm. This week on Saint Paul Sunday, Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the celebrated British ensemble The Sixteen and its conductor Harry Christophers for polyphonic Renaissance works by Palestrina, Victoria, and Byrd. The program juxtaposes three sensuous "Song of Songs" settings with ethereal liturgical works---music the Sixteen sings with all its famed artistry and warmth.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Tota pulchra est
William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie-Gloria
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Vadam et circuibo
William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices: Sanctus-Benedictus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut lilium inter spinas
William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices: Agnus Dei
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Ave Maria


For information about The Sixteen recordings visit Public Radio MusicSource

Guarneri String Quartet

  Bill McGlaughlin, left, and the Guarneri String Quartet recording at the Nativity Church of Our Lord, St. Paul
Bill McGlaughlin, left, and the Guarneri String Quartet recording at the Nativity Church of Our Lord, St. Paul
Four by Forty
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Guarneri String Quartet is among the most revered and enduring ensembles of its kind in the world. It makes a warmly awaited return visit this week to perform Zoltán Kodály's songful and incisive second string quartet, two haunting movements of Robert Schumann's third quartet, and some variations by the "Spanish Mozart"—Juan Crisostomo Arriaga—who earned the moniker for the brilliance of his too-brief career. As it has for four decades, the Guarneri lends a peerless radiance to every note and phrase.

Previous Guarneri String Quartet Show

Robert Schumann: Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3
—I. Andante espressivo
—III. Adagio molto

Juan Crisostomo Arriaga: String Quartet No. 2 in A major
—II Andante con variazioni

Zoltan Kodaly: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

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