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The power of music

Ramzi AburedwanAntonio Olmos/PR

August 08, 2015

As a boy, Ramzi Aburedwan threw stones at Israeli soldiers. Then he learned to play the violin, and these days, he fights for peace -- with music. On this weekend's Performance Today, journalist Sandy Tolan and Palestinian music teacher Ramzi Aburedwan join Fred to discuss the power of music and Tolan's new book, "Children of the Stone."

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No. 11, RV 565: Movements 3 and 4
Daniel Hope, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Daniel Hope plays Vivaldi
DG 4777463

Enrique Granados: Valses Poeticos
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Spivey Hall, Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c minor, Op. 67: 3. Allegro; 4. Allegro
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Cultural Palace in Ramallah
Live in Ramallah
Warner 62791

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in F, RV 569
Petra Mullejans, violin; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; Gottfried von der Goltz, violin and conductor
Concert Hall, Freiburg, Germany

Hour 2

Frederick Delius: La Calinda
Halle Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli, conductor
Delius Orchestral Works
EMI 65119

Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 8 No. 4
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Livia Sohn, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Spoleto Festival USA 2015, Bank of America's Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

David Maslanka: Wind Quintet No. 3: 2. Slow, moderate; 3. Very fast
City of Tomorrow Wind Quintet
Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Frederick Delius: Florida Suite: 3. Sunset - Near the Plantation
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Beecham, conductor
Beecham Conducts Delius
EMI 47509