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Strauss: Don Juan

Richard Strauss conducting (c. 1900)By Singleton, Esther, d. 1930, via Wikimedia Commons

April 10, 2020

The story of Don Juan taps a deep territory in the human psyche: love, betrayal, excess, and death. On today's episode, we'll hear the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic perform Richard Strauss's tone poem Don Juan, from a concert in College Park, Maryland.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johannes Rusten arr. Danish String Quartet: O Fredrik, O Fredrik
Danish String Quartet
Wood Works
Dacapo 226081

Fritz Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Hyeyeon Park, piano
Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Fritz Kreisler: Aucassin and Nicolette
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Hyeyeon Park, piano
Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet: Sonderho Bridal Trilogy, Pt. II
The Danish String Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet: Shine You No More
The Danish String Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Gabriela Lena Frank: Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Hour 2

Richard Strauss: Couperin Dance Suite Movements 1 & 8
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite / Couperin: Dance Suite
ASV 809

Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata No. 3 for cello and piano, H. 340
Raphael Bell, cello; Jeewon Park, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Carrado Maria Saglietti: Notte serena
Kevin Cobb, flugelhorn; Ellen dePasquale, violin; Stefan Hersh, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; Mark Kosower, cello; Christopher Yick, bass
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; Manuel Lopez-Gomez, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, U of MD, College Park, MD