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Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy

Russian composer Alexander Scriabin was an innovative and complex man. Leo Tolstoy described his music as "a sincere expression of genius"... and Scriabin himself would likely have agreed. On Monday's Performance Today, learn more about Alexander Scriabin and hear his "Poem of Ecstasy" performed in concert by the Cincinnati Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Nino Rota: The Godfather: Suite
James Galway, flute; Galway Pops Orchestra; Vincent Fanuele, conductor
Galway At The Movies
RCA 61326

Hildegard von Bingen (arr. Marianne Pfau): Three Antiphons
Arnaud Sussman, violin; Yura Lee, violin; Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Bion Tsang, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Nino Rota: Intermezzo for Viola and Piano
Steven Tenenbom, viola; Alessio Bax, piano
Franklin College Chamber Music Series & CMSLC, Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 4, Op. 54, The Poem of Ecstasy
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor
Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Hour 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Bobby McFerrin, conductor
Paper Music
Sony 64600

Natalie Dietterich: Conversations with Strangers
KC VITAs Chamber Choir; Marguerite Brooks, conductor
KC VITAs Chamber Choir, St Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO

Anne Guzzo: Color of Honey
AdZel Duo: Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet; Mariam Adam, clarinet
Oktaven Studios, Yonkers, New York

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C Minor for Wind Octet, K. 388 (384a)
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Antonin Dvorak: Cypresses
Ehnes Quartet
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, The Gold Room - The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

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