Performance Today

Agustín Barrios: The Cathedral

Agustín Barrios, composer and guitarist (1910)Wikimedia Commons, photographer unknown

Performance Today - September 27, 2021


September 27, 2021

Composer and guitarist Agustín Barrios was in a cathedral listening to heavenly music...then he then walked out into the city and felt assaulted by the sudden change from serenity to noise. On today's show, hear the music he wrote in response to that experience: The Cathedral, by Agustín Barrios.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Manuel de Falla, arr. Paul Kochanski and Jaume Torrent: Canciones Populares, Mvts. 3-4
Augustin Hadelich, violin | Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Album: Histoire du tango
Avie 2280

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona per Sonare No. 2, No. 1, No. 4
Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet
Classic Chamber Concerts, Sugden Theatre, Naples, FL

Stephen Goss: The Albeniz Concerto
Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar | Oregon Symphony | Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 41
Chaeyoung Park, piano
Southeastern Piano Festival, University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall, Columbia, SC

Hour 2

William Grant Still: Lyric Quartet: The Quiet One
Oregon String Quartet
Album: William Grant Still
Koch 7546

Agustín Barrios: La Catedral
Berta Rojas, guitar
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY

Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11
Suliman Tekalli, violin
Yun-Ting Lee, violin
Miran Kim, violin
Ravenna Lipchik, violin
Samantha Rodriguez, viola
Olivia Chew, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello
Austin Fisher, cello
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College, The Sosnoff Theatre at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY