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Richard Scofano

Richard Scofano, composer & bandoneonistCourtesy of artist

April 07, 2021

Composer Richard Scofano wrote a 15 minute piece of music inspired by a hopeful vision of the future. On today's show, hear La Tierra sin Mal (The Land Without Evil) by Richard Scofano; a musical journey through struggle, determination, and finally, the discovery of peace and serenity.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak, arr. Fritz Kreisler: Sonatina for violin and piano, Op. 100; ii: Larghetto
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Patricia Zander, piano
Kreisler, Paganini: Works
Sony 37280

Jocelyn Hagen: soft blink of amber light
Houston Chamber Choir; Eric Chi, clarinet; Lisa Nicki, flute; Scott Simpson, marimba; Joseph Li, piano; Robert Simpson, conductor
soft blink of amber light
MSR 1499

Piano Puzzler: Contestant is Jason Carr from Philadelphia, PA

Antonin Dvorak: Serenade in E for String Orchestra, Op. 22
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Hour 2

Carl Maria von Weber: Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 10, No. 3
Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Eric le Sage, piano
Karl Maria von Weber: Sonatas pour Flute
Valois 4751

Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34
Tomasso Lonquich, clarinet; Erin Keefe, violin; Ida Kavafian, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
CMSLC & The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

George Frideric Handel, arr. Johan Halvorsen and Marin Cazacu: Passacaglia, for violin and viola (arranged for cello ensemble)
Violoncellissimo; Marin Cazacu, conductor
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Romanian Radio, Bucharest, Romania

Richard Scofano: La Tierra sin Mal
Richard Scofano, bandoneon; ROCO; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX