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Anthony Barfield: Red Sky

Artistic rendition of the Big BangArtist: Pablo Carlos Budassi

November 18, 2021

Anthony Barfield wrote a piece with thoughts about the Big Bang, the idea that the universe expanded from a single point, almost 14 billion years ago. On today's show, join us for music that contemplates space, matter, and energy: Red Sky, by Anthony Barfield.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Lullaby (After Tchaikovsky)
Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Album: Medtner: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 25 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Transcriptions
Delos Productions

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne et Cortege 
Federico Agostini, violin | Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano
Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, Hochstein School of Music, Rochester, NY

Frederic Chopin: Nocturne Op. 37 No. 2 in G Major
Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Southeastern Piano Festival, University of South Carolina School of Music, Columbia, SC

Michael Abels: Delights and Dances
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Traditional, arr. Bob Chilcott: Shenandoah
The King's Singers
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet | Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Hour 2

Reinhold Gliere: Romance, Op. 3
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Olga Sitkovetsky, piano
Album: Sasha Plays Romantic Russian Rarities
EMI 57025

Anthony Barfield: Red Sky
Colin Williams, trombone | Hanako Yamagata Greenberg, piano
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, New York, NY

Matthew Locke: Selections from The Tempest
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Richard Egarr, conductor
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Alfred Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Wu Qian, piano
Streaming Online, String Theory at Home