Poster David Kirkland Garner
Composer David Kirkland Garner
Photo: Erin Brauer
Performance Today®

A change of direction

Composer David Kirkland Garner began writing a piece to honor a particular fiddler's legacy, but, as he found out more, he began moving in a very different direction. On today's show, hear a fiddle tune that's been demolished, transformed, and rebuilt: CROW by David Kirkland Garner.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joaquín Turina: Círculo Op. 91 Movement 1 Amanecer (Dawn)
Lincoln Trio
Album: Turina: Chamber Music For Strings And Piano
Cedille 1450

Erno Dohnanyi: Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36
WDR Orchestra | Boian Videnoff, conductor
Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

William Grant Still: Three Visions Suite
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, SCMS Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Joaquín Turina: Danzas fantásticas
Oregon Symphony | Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Hour 2

Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Gregory Flint: Serenade d'Hiver (Winter Serenade)
The Asbury Brass Quintet
Album: The Asbury Quintet with Adolphe Herseth, soloist: Works by Lutoslawski, Bohme, Grainger, Jevtic, Bozza, Saint-Saens
Albany 273

Camille Saint-Saens: Septet for Trumpet, Strings and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 65
Ansel Norris, trumpet
Ravenna Lipchik, violin
Felicity James, violin
Olivia Chew, viola
Austin Fisher, cello
Paul Macres, bass
Timothy Lovelace, piano
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

David Kirkland Garner: CROW
Alcides Rodriguez, clarinet
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Brad Ritchie, cello
Susan Welty, horn
Andrew Brady, bassoon
Julie Coucheron, piano
Atlanta Chamber Players, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Ethel Smyth: The Prison (selections)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Experiential Orchestra & Chorus | James Blachly, conductor
Album: Dame Ethel Smyth: The Prison

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