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Not your standard duet

Gioachino Rossini wrote an unusual string duet in 1824, which was played ONCE...and then disappeared for a century and a half. It's a duet for cello and double bass, and it's now back in circulation. On today's show, hear Joel Dallow and Karl Fenner of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra play Rossini's unusual duet.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Gian-Carlo Menotti: Ricercare on a Theme from ''The Old Maid and the Thief"
Charlie Albright, piano
CAPC Music 884501469760

Gian Carlo Menotti: Suite from Sebastian
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Piano Puzzler: Contestant is Cayce Wilkinson from Council Bluffs, IA

Pablo de Sarasate: Navarra, Op. 33
Anastasia Agapova, Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violins; Peter Marshall, Piano
Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall , Atlanta, GA

Hour 2

Gioachino Rossini, arr. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Barber of Seville, paraphrase on "Largo al factotum"
Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
The Fiddler Of The Opera
DG 447 640

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Gioachino Rossini: Duo for Cello and Bass in D Major
Joel Dallow, cello; Karl Fenner, bass
Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall , Atlanta, GA

Valerie Coleman: Suite: Portraits of Josephine
Imani Winds
UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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