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Jimmy Lopez

Jimmy Lopez, composerPhoto: Heikki Tuuli

October 20, 2020

Composer Jimmy Lopez was working on a piece when his father unexpectedly died. Suddenly, the music had deeper meaning for Lopez; he said it came to represent his father's transcendental journey. On today's show, hear Guardian of the Horizon by Jimmy Lopez, from a concert presented by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Suite: Movement 1 Deciso
Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
Sergio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla
Nonesuch 79632

Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet in B-flat major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34
Tommaso Lonquich, Clarinet; Erin Keefe, Ida Kavafian, Violins; Yura Lee, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Leonard Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Chee-Yun, violin; Wendy Chen, piano
Strings Music Festival, Strings Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO

Hour 2

Zara Levina: Three Piano Pieces: Toccata
Maria Lettberg, piano
Zara Levina: Chamber Music
Capriccio 5356

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
D Um, K Lee, C Lin, violins; R O’Neill, viola; E Baltacigil, cello; J Conyers, double bass; C Wincenc, flute; JA Smith, oboe; B Ridenour, trumpet; P Kolkay, bassoon; K Weiss, harpsichord
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Zara Levina: Piano Sonata No. 2
Maria Lettberg, piano
Zara Levina: Chamber Music
Capriccio 5356

Jimmy Lopez: Guardian of the Horizon
Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Julie Albers, cello; St Paul Chamber Orchestra; Pekka Kuusisto, conductor
SPCO, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN