Performance Today

Michael Abels: Winged Creatures

Composer Michael AbelsEric Schwabel

June 07, 2021

Composer Michael Abels wrote a piece specifically for the great musical brothers: Anthony and Demarre McGill. It's cooperative and competitive, as well as delicate and powerful at the same time. On today's show, hear the McGill brothers perform Winged Creatures, by Michael Abels.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Halsey Stevens: Stevens Quintet for Flute, Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello: III. Threnody
The Montclaire String Quartet
Album: Da Pacem
KOCH International Classics

Ricardo Lorenz: Dance Unlikely (Baile Improbable) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Andres Cardenes, violin & conductor | ROCO
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Matthew Jackfert: Polly Hollow
Montclaire String Quartet
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Erma Byrd Gallery, University of Charleston, Charleston, WV

Michael Abels: Winged Creatures
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Demarre McGill, flute
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra | Allen Tinkham, conductor
Album: Winged Creatures
Cedille 187

Hour 2

Peter Tchaikovsky, arr. Walter Wollenweber: Nocturne
Sol Gabetta, cello
Munich Radio Orchestra | Ari Rasilainen, conductor
Album: Sol Gabetta plays Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens and Ginastera
RCA 675951

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 "Fifths"
Jasper String Quartet
Honest Brook Music Festival, WSKG Public Media, Honest Brook Music Festival, Delhi, NY

Francisco Mignone, arr. Stick&Bow: Modinha para cello e piano
Stick&Bow: Juan Sebastian Delgado, cello | Krystina Marcoux, marimba
Recorded remotely, presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, New York, NY

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathetique): Mvts 3-4
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra | Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Philharmonie, Paris, France