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La Folia

Polish guitarist Marcin DyllaDario Griffin Photography

November 17, 2021

La Folia is a melody that originated in the 15th century. Mexican composer Manuel Ponce elaborated on that simple tune and turned it into a 20+ minute tour de force for solo guitar. On today's show hear Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla perform Ponce's variations on La Folia, from a concert in Interlochen, Michigan.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joaquin Rodrigo: Sonata giocosa: II. Andante moderato
Marcin Dylla, guitar
Album: Chitarra Giocosa
Fleur de Son

Anton Heberle: Recorder Concerto in G
Maurice Steger, recorder | RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Maurice Steger, conductor
Teatro Monumental, Madrid, Spain

Piano Puzzler
Contestant is Matthew Johnson, Chattanooga, TN

Manuel Ponce: Theme, Variations and Fugue on Folia de Espana
Marcin Dylla, guitar
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Hour 2

Philip Lasser: Twelve Variations on a Chorale by J.S. Bach,  Vars. 6, 8, 10
Simone Dinnerstein, piano | Philharmonic, Berlin, Germany
Album: The Berlin Concert
Telarc 80715

Peter Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3: Movement 3
Fabio Bidini, piano | Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Erik Satie: Gnossienne No. 3
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde: Movement 1, "Das Trinklied von Jammer"
Brennen Guillory, tenor | Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra | Kenneth Woods, conductor
Colorado MahlerFest, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO

Cesar Cui: Selections from Miniatures, Op. 20
Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin | Melissa Loehnig Simons, piano
Red Lodge Music Festival, Red Lodge Civic Center, Red Lodge, MT