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PT Weekend: Elizabeth Brown

Composer Elizabeth BrownPhoto: Peter Schaaf

October 02, 2021

Composer Elizabeth Brown never got formal training in composition. Instead, she says that she learned to compose by playing all kinds of music, and she feels like that was the right path for her. On today's show, hear a piece that she was inspired to write after a working residency in Italy: Liguria, by Elizabeth Brown.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra Movement 3 Adagio
Marya Martin, flute | Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra | Paul Polivnick, conductor
Album: Orchestral Music & Concertos by Eric Ewazen
Albany 477

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D, D. 200
German Symphony Orchestra | Kent Nagano, conductor
Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Piano Puzzler
Contestants: Olivia & Ben Lawson calling from Yorktown, VA

Elizabeth Brown: Liguria for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Marya Martin, flute
Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet
Tessa Lark, violin
Peter Stumpf, cello
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Bridgehampton Chamber Music, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church  Bridgehampton, NY

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