Tuesday, December 27, 2016

In Performance from WGBH Boston

This is my post from this week's Tuesday Blog.

As I scrape the drawer for Once Upon the Internet material, I thought I would share some music I downloaded from podcasts produced by WGBH in Boston, one of the flagship stations of the American Public Broadcaster, NPR.

The works on the playlist are from some of your favourite composers, and played by musicians based in the North-Eastern US and (in the case of Jonathan Crow, long-tome associate concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony and now concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony) Eastern Canada .

The Beethoven string quartet was part of a past Tuesday Blog, where I had only shared the link. Many of these podcasts have since been removed from the station's roster, so they are worthy of our "departed site" treatment in that sense... The Brahms horn trio falls loosely in our earlier look at "odd trios" of Brahms.

The Chopin polonaise and Kreisler "works in the stuyle" aren't heard as much, so for that reason, worth sharing.

As this is the last PTB of 2016, Happy New Year, and look for a new addition to our "content rotation" in the new year.


Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet #3 in D major, op. 18, no.3
Harlem String Quartet

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E-Flat Major, op. 40
William Purvis, horn
Jonathan Crow, violin
Mihae Lee, piano

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Introduction and Polonaise in C Major, for cello and piano, op. 3
Bion Tsang, cello
Anton Nel, piano

Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962)
Tempo di minuetto (in the style of Pugnani) [1910]
Andantino (in the style of Padre Martini) [1910]
Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Deborah DeWolf Emery, piano

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