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Five Bagatelles

American composer Dianne Goolkasian RahbeeCourtesy of the artist

July 19, 2021

In 1991, Composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee wrote a set of bagatelles for an up-and-coming nine-year-old flutist.  Now, those playful pieces have taken on a life of their own. On today's show, hear a recent recording of Five Bagatelles by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, performed by flutist Suzanne Bona and pianist Greg Kostraba of the Sylvan Trio.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Bela Bartok: "For Children" Hungarian Folk Tunes, Vol. 1 (selections)
Paul Galbraith, 8-string guitar
Album: In Every Lake the Moon Shines Full
Delos 3236

Bela Bartok: Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz. 90
Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, violin | Caerus Chamber Ensemble
Young Euro Classic, Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee: Five Bagatelles, Op. 42
Members of Sylvan Trio: Suzanne Bona, flute & Greg Kostraba, piano
Album: Music for Flute, Cello & Piano by Women Composers
Kickshaw Records 1002

Guo Wenjing: Folk Song Suite, Op. 46, for string orchestra
Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra | Yang Yang, conductor
Hangzhou International Music Festival, Opera Hall, Grand Theater, Hangzhou

Hour 2

Germaine Tailleferre: Sonata No. 2, Adagietto
Ransom Wilson, flute | Christopher O'Riley, piano
Album: Flute Music by Les Six
Etcetera 1073

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra | Sebastian Zinca, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Jorge Machain: Adelante
Joseph Alessi, trombone | Martha Locker, piano
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, New York, NY

Bohuslav Martinu: Nonet No. 2, H 374
Ransom Wilson, flute
Nicholas Stovall, oboe
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
Michelle Baker, horn
Christiano Rodrigues, violin
Susan Dubois, viola
Stephen Balderston, cello
Brett Shurtliffe, double bass
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX