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"
violin; Cyril Huvé, piano
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:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in a minor, Op.
Lang Lang, piano
View photos from Lang Lang's visit to the studio.
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E major, Hoboken XVI:31
The Robison-Lubambo-Baptista Trio
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 de lune."
Jaco do Bandolim: Noites Cariocas ("Rio Nights")
Audio from previous shows is archived in the program catalog. Go to the catalog to listen to previous shows.
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