Performance Today

Bitter the Laughter, Sweet the Tears

Richter Uzur Duo: Brad Richter, guitar & Viktor Uzur, celloCourtesy of the artists

May 05, 2020

Guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur played together as the Richter Uzur Duo for 13 years. When Brad Richter got a terrible case of Lyme Disease, they navigated that challenge together. On this edition of Performance Today, hear their musical response to illness and recovery: Bitter the Laughter, Sweet the Tears.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer- I Went This Morning Over the Field
Demondrae Thurman, euphonium; Martha Fischer, piano
Songs of a Wayfarer
Summit Records DCD 556

Frederic Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31
Adam Golka, piano
The Cliburn, Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, Fort Worth, TX

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Select mvts 1-2)
Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX

Brad Richter: Bitter the Laughter, Sweet the Tears
Richter Uzur Duo
Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, Post Falls, ID

Hour 2

Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales: Movement 8
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Ravel: Ballet And Dance Music
EMI Classics 66342

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane
Ray Chen, violin; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Elim Chan, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Giovanni Battista Vitali: Passagallo primo from "Varie partite del passemezo...." for Two Violins and Continuo, Op. 7
Soovin Kim, Adam Barnett-Hart, violins; Brook Speltz, cello; Hyeyeon Park, harpsichord
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet Suites, Op. 75
Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra; Scott Terrell, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO