Poster Still-life painting by Pieter Claesz (1627)
Still-life painting by Pieter Claesz (1627)
via Wikimedia Commons, Rijksmuseum
Performance Today®

Reflections on gratitude

On this Thanksgiving holiday, we're thankful for being able to share music with you. Whether you're gathering with a few loved ones, or are settling in for a quiet weekend of solitude, we've got a cozy Thanksgiving soundtrack to share with you. Join us for nourishing music and reflections on gratitude.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Jennifer Higdon: String Poetic: Nocturne
Jennifer Koh, violin | Reiko Uchida, piano
Album: String Poetic
Cedille 103

Rick Sowash: Fantasia on Shenandoah
John Pell, guitar | Shelbourne Quartet
Album: Music for the Appalachian Trail
Gasparo 236

Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 In E Minor: Movement 1
Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra | John Jeter, conductor
Album: Florence Beatrice Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
Naxos 8.559827

Jennifer Higdon: Autumn Music
Marcia McHugh, flute | Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe | Anton Rist, clarinet | Conrad Cornelison, bassoon | Jeffrey Fair, horn
Festival Mozaic, United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo, CA

Hour 2

Antonio Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in G Major, Op. 10, No. 4, RV 435: I. Allegro, III. Allegro
Giovanni Antonini, recorder | Il Giardino Armonico
Album: Vivaldi: Concerti di Camera Vol. 1
Teldec 73267

Shelley Washington: Middleground
Album: Freedom and Faith
Bright Shiny Things

Johannes Brahms: Klavierstucke, Op. 118
Paul Lewis, piano
Capital Region Classical, Union College - Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, NY

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" from Four Seasons
Sarah Chang, violin | Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Album: Sarah Chang: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
EMI 94431

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