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Surfer. Violinist. National Living Treasure.

Australian violinist, conductor and composer, Richard TognettiPaul Henderson-Kelly

July 13, 2021

He's an avid surfer and violinist. He's led the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 32 years. And in Australia, he's been officially named a National Living Treasure. On today's episode, violinist Richard Tognetti leads a gorgeous performance of The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV 1044: Adagio
Alison Mitchell, flute
Angela Hewitt, piano
Richard Tognetti, violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra | Richard Tognetti, conductor
Album: Bach: The Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 1
Hyperion 67307

Marc Mellits: Apollo
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul’s By The Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL

Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Adam Johnson: The Lark Ascending
Richard Tognetti, violin/conductor | Australian Chamber Orchestra
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, Australia

Margi Griebling-Haigh: Dances Ravissants
The Merian Ensemble
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Series, Symphony Hall, Atlanta GA

Hour 2

Camille Saint-Saens: Une Nuit a Lisbonne (A Night in Lisbon)
Orchestre Symphonique Français | Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
Album: Saint-Saens
Adda 590064

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, Leningrad: Movement 4
Minnesota Orchestra | Juanjo Mena, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Arvo Part: Fratres, for violin and piano
Danny Koo, violin | Stephen Prutsman, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Camille Saint-Saens: Caprice On Danish and Russian Airs, Op. 79
Elizabeth Mann, flute
Jonathan Fischer, oboe
Daniel Gilbert, clarinet
William Wolfram, piano
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO