Performance Today

Some of a Sudden

Composer Michael KurthCourtesy of the artist

November 19, 2020

We've all heard the phrase "all of a sudden." Composer Michael Kurth wonders if we could add some more gradations and subtlety to that. On this episode of Performance Today, hear Kurth's string quartet titled "Some of a Sudden."

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Camilla de Rossi: Sinfonia from "Il Sacrifizio di Abramo" Movements 1 & 4
JoAnn Falletta, lute; Bay Area Women's Philharmonic; Jo Ann Falletta, conductor
Baroquen Treasures
Newport 60102

Maurice Ravel: Piece en forma de Habanera, M.51
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet; Cory Smythe, piano
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL

Antonin Dvorak: Terzetto for two violins and viola in C major, Op. 74
Axel Strauss, Violaine Melancon, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Music in the Vineyards Festival, The Hess Collection (winery and art museum), Napa, CA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 (Select Mvts 1-2)
Adam Golka, piano; The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Hour 2

Arthur Honegger: Intrada Pour Trompette En Ut Et Piano
Jose Sibaja, trumpet; Rebecca Wilt, piano
Spanish Air
Jose Sibaja

Michael Kurth: String Quartet No. 2 "Some of a Sudden" (2017)
Members of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Justin Bruns, violin; Anastasia Agapova, violin; Paul Murphy, viola; Joel Dallow, cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-Pre-Concert Series, Symphony Hall, Atlanta GA

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Billy May: The Green Hornet
Jose Sibaja, trumpet; Dallas Wind and Percussion Ensemble; Jerry Junkin, conductor
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: Mvts 3-4
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra; Alan Gilbert, conductor
Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany