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Rick Sowash's musical conversations

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December 10, 2019

A few years ago, American composer Rick Sowash set a poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth to music, creating a song. And then he turned that song into a musical conversation between flute and cello. On today's show, hear the Sylvan Trio perform the end result: Seasonal Breezes, by Rick Sowash.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Polonaise from Rusalka
Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor
Exotic Dances from the Opera
Reference Recordings RR-71CD

Philip Glass: Etude No. 2
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Live broadcast from VPR's Studio One, Vermont Public Radio, Colchester, VT

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Rick Sowash: Seasonal Breezes
Sylvan Trio: Suzanne Bona, flute; Josh Aerie, cello; Greg Kostraba, piano
First Congregational Church, Webster Groves, MO

Hour 2

Joaquin Turina: Circulo Op. 91 Movement 1 Amanecer (Dawn)
Lincoln Trio: Desiree Ruhstrat, violin; David Cunliffe, cello; Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Turina: Chamber Music For Strings And Piano
Cedille 1450

Frederic Chopin: Etude Op. 10, No. 3, in E major
Jenny Chen, piano
Tippet Rise, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT

Joaquin Turina: Danzas fantasticas
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Peter Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30: Movements 2-4
Dover Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA