Performance Today

Black, Brown, and Beige

Duke EllingtonLouis Panassié

Performance Today - September 6, 2021


September 06, 2021

Duke Ellington was already a jazz legend when he introduced a new symphonic suite at Carnegie Hall in 1943. On today's episode, hear the Black, Brown, and Beige Suite, by Duke Ellington, from a recent concert in Turin, Italy.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Malcolm Arnold: Four Scottish Dances: Allegretto
Dallas Wind Symphony | Jerry Junkin, conductor
Album: Arnold for Band
Reference 66

Adam Schoenberg: Scatter for Flute, Cello, Double Bass and Orchestra (2015)
PROJECT Trio: Greg Pattillo, flute | Eric Stephenson, cello | Peter Seymour, double bass
IRIS Orchestra | Michael Stern, conductor
IRIS Orchestra, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN

Margi Griebling-Haigh: Computatis Maledictis
Markus Lang, double bass | Jenny Chen, piano
International Society of Bassists, Virtual Convention

Donald Grantham: Symphony No. 2
University of Texas Wind Ensemble | Jerry Junkin, conductor
Butler School of Music, Bates Recital Hall, Austin, TX

Hour 2

Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 Movement 3 Scherzo: Presto
Quatuor Ébène
Album: Menahem Pressler: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Erato 2564625964

Georg Philipp Telemann: Bassoon Sonata in F minor, TWV 41
Amy Harman, bassoon
Nina Lee, cello
Paul Holmes Morton, theorbo
Pedja Muzijevic, organ
Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Franz Schubert: Storms of Life, D.947
Diane Walsh, piano | Aaron Wunsch, piano
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY

Duke Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige
RAI National Symphony Orchestra | John Axelrod, conductor
Arturo Toscanini RAI  Auditorium, Turin, Italy