Performance Today

Janacek's youth

Abbey church of the Assumption, Brno, Czech RepublicKirk979 via Wikimedia Commons

October 12, 2018

At the age of 70, Leos Janacek wrote a wind sextet recalling his youth as a choirboy at St. Thomas Abbey in the Czech city of Brno....the same abbey where Gregor Mendel famously experimented with the hereditary traits of pea plants. On Friday's Performance Today, we hear Janacek's musical recollection, Mladi (Youth), from a concert in Round Top, Texas.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Leos Janacek: Glagolitic Mass Movements 1 and 8
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Janacek Glagolitic Mass, Diary Of One Who Disappeared
DG 463672

Zhou Tian: Viaje for Flute and String Orchestra
Mimi Stillman, flute; Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle; Lorenzo Muti, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Carolina Theater, Durham, NC

Leos Janacek: Mladi (Youth)
Alexa Still, flute; Erin Hannigan, oboe; Jun Qian, clarinet; Alejandro Dergal, Bass Clarinet; George Sakakeeny, bassoon; Michelle Baker, horn
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Gabriela Lena Frank: Tres Homenajes, Compadrazgo: Movements 1 and 2
Ensemble Meme: Molly Morkoski, piano; Harumi Rhodes, Austin Hartman, violin; Liuh-Wen Ting, viola ; Caroline Stinson, cello
Gabriela Lena Frank: Compadrazgo
Albany Reocrds

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach (Arr. Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer): Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, guitar
Bach Trios
Nonesuch 5589332

Dana Wilson: A Thousand Whirling Dreams
STRATA
The Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, Kingston, NY

Tielman Susato (arr: John Iveson): La Mourisque
Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Christopher Tyrone (arr. Verne Reynolds): Come Holy Ghost?
Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Thomas Weelkes (arr. Verne Reynolds): I Love and Have My Love Regarded
Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Johann Sebastian Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043: Movements 2 & 3
Aaron Boyd, Arnaud Sussmann, solo violins; Soovin Kim, Adam Barnett-Hart, violins
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
K Lee; C Wincenc; D Um; J A Smith; B Ridenour; R O'Neill; E Baltacigil; P Kolkay; J Conyers; K Weiss
CMSLC and UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA