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PT Weekend: Red Sky

Artistic rendition of the Big BangPablo Carlos Budassi

November 20, 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. Plus, Bruce Adolphe has this week’s piano puzzler!

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

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