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Golijov: Lullaby and Doina

Composer Osvaldo GolijovFestival de Saint-Denis – Sébastien Chambert © 2007

October 08, 2021

Composer Osvaldo Golijov wrote a piece, a lullaby and variations, for a 2002 film called "The Man Who Cried." The film never really found an audience, but that piece by Golijov has become a favorite 21st century work for chamber ensembles. On today's show, hear Golijov's "Lullaby and Doina", from the Mizmorim Festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Darius Milhaud: Selections from Scaramouche, Op. 165c & Saudades Do Brasil, Op. 67
Branford Marsalis, alto saxophone | Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Album: Branford Marsalis: Creation
Sony 89251

Carlos Simon: Amen!
Gateways Music Festival Orchestra | Michael Morgan, conductor
Gateways Music Festival, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY

Darius Milhaud: Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Op. 157b
Prima Trio
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, West Room, Palm Beach, FL

Frederic Chopin: Three Waltzes, Op. 34
Drew Petersen, piano
The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, The Epic Center Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI

Jennifer Higdon: Machine
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra | Christopher Rountree, conductor
NY Phil Biennial, David Geffen Hall, New York, NY

Hour 2

Josef Suk: Summer Impressions: At Noon
Margaret Fingerhut, piano
Album: Suk: Piano Works

Josef Suk: Serenade for Strings in E Flat, Op 6: Movements 1-3
I Musici de Montréal | Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Orford Festival, Gilles Lefebvre Hall, Orford, Québec, Canada
Concert Record Date: 8/13/21

Osvaldo Golijov: Lullaby and Doina
Ilya Gringolts, violin | Silvia Simionescu, viola: Chen Halevi, clarinet | Winfried Holzenkamp, double bass | Demin Matvey, flute
Mizmorim Festival, Stadtcasino, Basel, Switzerland

Benjamin Britten: Phantasy Quartet, Op.2
Peggy Pearson, oboe | Jesse Mills, violin | Melissa Matson, viola | Julia Bruskin, cello
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY