Poster An Tran, guitarist
An Tran, guitarist
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An Tran

An Tran's childhood in Vietnam is reflected in his music, with sonic images that convey the beauty of his home country. On today's show, meet guitarist An Tran and hear his musical memories of Vietnam.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

George Gershwin, arr. Brad Dechter: Someone To Watch Over Me
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Keith Lockhart, conductor
Serenade: The Love Album
E One 7792

Marc Mellits: Apollo
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's-by-the-Sea Church, Jacksonville Beach, FL

George Gershwin: An American in Paris
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; James Judd, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Giovanni Battista Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
Randall Goosby, violin
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delhi, NY

Hour 2

Franz Liszt: Paganini Etude No. 2 In E major
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Summer Night Concert: Schonbrunn 2010
DG 4763793

Fritz Kreisler: Midnight Bells
Danbi Um, violin; Juho Pohjonen, piano
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach, FL

Ngoc Long, Dang: Central Highlands of Vietnam (Nui Rung Tay Nguyen)
An Tran, guitar
An Tran: Stay, My Beloved
Frameworks Records 195081050157

Traditional, arr. The An, Nguyen: Stay, My Beloved (Nguoi Oi, Nguori Dung Ve)
An Tran, guitar
An Tran: Stay, My Beloved
Frameworks Records 195081050157

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15: Mvts. 2-3
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

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