Performance Today

William Grant Still: Wood Notes

Composer William Grant StillCarl Van Vechten


Performance Today 04/14/2021

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April 14, 2021

In 1948, American composer William Grant Still was inspired by some poems about the natural beauty of the American South. On this episode of Performance Today, take a break with us and hear Wood Notes, William Grant Still's work of quiet musical contemplation.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

William Grant Still: Lyric Quartet: The Quiet One
Oregon String Quartet
William Grant Still
Koch 7546

William Grant Still: Wood Notes
ROCO; Scott St. John, concertmaster/lead
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Eric Ebbenga of New York City, NY

Marcelo Zarvos: String Quartet Nepomuk's Dances
Apollo Chamber Players
Apollo Chamber Players, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Houston, TX

Hour 2

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale
Eastman Wind Ensemble; Donald Hunsberger, conductor
Eastman Wind Ensemble: Husa, Copland, Vaughan Williams
Sony 44916

Alberto Ginastera: Three Argentine Dances Op. 2
Alon Goldstein, piano
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, Engelman Recital Hall, New York, NY

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Ani Kavafian, violins; Adam Walker, flute; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord; Paul Neubauer, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Stephen Rose, violin; Stefan Hersh, violin; Toby Appel, viola; Phillip Ying, viola; Bion Tsang, cello
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO