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Laurence Sherr

Composer Laurence SherrCourtesy of KSU and Laurence Sherr

October 03, 2017

Composer Laurence Sherr has dedicated his career to sharing the musical history of the Holocaust. in 2014, Sherr wrote a piece that borrowed melodies from several Jewish resistance songs. On Tuesday's Performance Today, hear 'Myr zaynen do!' (We are here!) by Laurence Sherr.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Assad/Barrueco): Verano Porteno (Summer in Buenos Aires)
Manuel Barreco, guitar
Tonar 70715

Astor Piazzolla: Concierto para Quinteto
Hector del Curto Quintet
The Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO

Tomaso Vitali: Chaconne in G minor for Violin and Piano
Joshua Bell, violin; Sam Haywood, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Laurence Sherr: Sonata for Cello and Piano Mir zaynen do!
Karen Becker, cello; Jay Mauchley, piano
Red Lodge Music Festival, Red Lodge Civic Center, Red Lodge, MT

Hour 2

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1: Movement 3 Fuga
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
Naxos 557470

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Gil Shaham, violin
Gstaad Musical Summits, Church, Rougemont, Switzerland

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das sete notas
Jack Penna, bassoon; Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra; Norman Huynh, conductor
Spoleto Festival USA, St Matthew's Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC

Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 2, from 'Four Impromptus' D. 935 op. posth.142
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
The Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO