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Coleridge-Taylor's Nonet

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May 11, 2021

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor wrote his Nonet in London in 1893, when he was only 18 years old. On today's show, hear this remarkable work — a piece that deserves to be played and heard so much more. Also, hear Grieg's Holberg Suite performed at a recent concert in Taiwan.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Edvard Grieg: Two Melodies: The First Meeting
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Terje Tonnesen, conductor
Album: Grieg: Complete Music For String Orchestra
Bis 147

Donald Grantham: Symphony No. 2  after Hafiz
University of Texas Wind Ensemble
Jerry Junkin, conductor
Butler School of Music, Bates Recital Hall, Austin, TX

Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Cello Suite No. 3: Movement 4 Sarabande
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Taiwan Music Academy Festival String Orchestra
Taipei Music Academy & Festival (TMAF), National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

Hour 2

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 1: III. Scherzo
The Nash Ensemble
Album: Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet & Clarinet Quintet
Hyperion Records

Johann Strauss Jr.: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 Emperor Waltz
National Music Festival Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
National Music Festival, First United Methodist Church, Chestertown, MD

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Nonet in F minor, Op. 2
James Button, oboe
Titus Underwood, oboe
Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet
Catherine Chen, bassoon
Dominic Rotella, horn
Wyatt Underhill, violin
Samantha Rodriguez, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello
Paul Macres, bass
Henry Kramer, piano
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Maurice Ohana: Enterrar y callar, from Trois caprices
Liza Stepanova, piano
Hugh Hodgson School of Music and U of GA Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA