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PT Weekend: David Kirkland Garner

Composer David Kirkland GarnerPhoto: Erin Brauer

August 28, 2021

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

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2: III. Scherzo. Allegro
Schumann Quartet
Album: Beethoven, Bartok & Brahms: String Quartets
Ars Produktion

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Jacksonville Symphony | Courtney Lewis, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony, Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL

Piano Puzzler
Contestants are Beau Smith & Sylvia Pacheco from Attleboro, MA

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Schumann Quartet
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

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
Chandos