Performance Today

William Grant Still: Wood Notes

Composer William Grant StillCarl Van Vechten

Performance Today 04/14/2021


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