Performance Today

The late great Paul Burgett

Paul Burgett, former chair of the Gateways Music FestivalJ. Adam Fenster

May 12, 2021

Paul Burgett was a leader in classical music. He was known for his warm spirit and as a visionary behind the Gateways Music Festival, an event celebrating classical musicians of African descent. On today's show, join us as we remember the late great Paul Burgett, as well as a concert highlight from the Gateways Music Festival.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Polonaise from Rusalka
Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor
Album: Exotic Dances from the Opera
Reference Recordings RR-71CD

Jean Sibelius: En Saga
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church, Soweto, South Africa

Piano Puzzler: Contestant: Judy Delaney from Rochester, NY

Leos Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Parker Quartet
John Knowles Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hour 2

Franz Liszt: 28 Grandes etudes de Paganini, S. 141: No. 3 in G-Sharp Minor "La campanella"
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Album: Crossing Spheres: Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky
Genuin 17475

Robert Beaser: Chaconne
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Richard Strauss, arr. Percy Grainger: Ramble on the Last Love Duet from Der Rosenkavalier
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Strings Music Festival, Strings Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2: Mvts. 2-3
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Gateways Music Festival Orchestra; Michael Morgan, conductor
Gateways Music Festival, Eastman Theatre, Kodak Hall, Rochester, NY