Poster Guitarist Julian Bream in 1964
Guitarist Julian Bream in 1964
via Wikimedia Commons
Performance Today®

For those we've lost

Some unforgettable musicians passed away in 2020...guitarist Julian Bream, cellist Lynn Harrell, soprano Mirella Freni - just to name a few. On today's show, join us for a special hour to honor and remember some of those we've lost over this past year.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Clara Schumann: Two Lieder from Liebesfruhling
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Helene Grimaud, piano
DG 690402

Scott Lindroth: Passage
United States Marine Band, Maj. Michelle A. Rakers, conductor
United States Marine Band, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin; Ranier Eudeikis, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church & Atlanta Chamber Players, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

Richard Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from "Salome"
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Hour 2

Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in c-sharp minor, Op. 50, no. 3
Leon Fleisher, piano
Two Hands - Bach, Chopin, Etc.
Vanguard 1551

Peter Meechan: Song of Hope
Ryan Anthony, trumpet; Michael Sachs, trumpet; David Bilger, trumpet
Cancer Blows: Thirty Trumpet Legends, One Moment in Time, Determined to Help Blow Cancer Away
Hope Records NA

Maurice Durufle: Requiem (Parts 1 & 3)
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Bryn Terfel, baritone; Saint Cecilia Orchestra; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
In Paradisum
DG 459365

Francisco Tarrega: Arabian Caprice
Julian Bream, guitar
Julian Bream: La Guitarra Romantica
RCA 60429

Ysaye M. Barnwell: Wanting Memories
That Eternal Day
Cantus 1210

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