Performance Today

Remembering Michael Morgan

Conductor Michael MorganAlexander Lim

Performance Today - September 3, 2021


September 03, 2021

Conductor Michael Morgan died two weeks ago, at the age of 63. He spoke with us last year, and said: "I think the best thing that one can to be remembered for passing it forward...and that's really what I want to be known for in the end." And he passed SO much forward. Remembering conductor Michael Morgan, on this episode of Performance Today, from APM.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Movement 2 Allemande
Zuill Bailey, cello
Album: Zuill Bailey: Francoeur, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vieuxtemps
Delos 3326

Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delhi, NY

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Michael Marissen, Richard Stone: Concerto in C for recorder and strings, after BWV 1032
Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Tempesta di Mare
Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors
Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Concert Series, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Hour 2

Clara Schumann: Two Lieder from Liebesfruhling
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano | Helene Grimaud, piano
Album: Reflection
DG 690402

Antonin Dvorak: Cypresses
Miro Quartet
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, The Breakers - Gold Room, Palm Beach, FL

Clara Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20
Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano
92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, New York City, NY

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2: Movements 2-3
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Gateways Music Festival Orchestra | Michael Morgan, conductor
Gateways Music Festival, Eastman Theatre, Kodak Hall, Rochester, NY