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Korngold: Suite for two violins, cello, and piano left hand

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldGeorge Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

December 14, 2021

It's a piece that isn't played very often these days, but it's a lot of fun and has a fascinating backstory. Hear it on today’s show: the Suite for two violins, cello and piano left hand, by Erich Korngold, from a concert at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 for Clarinet & Piano Movement 3 Allegretto grazioso
Jon Manasse, clarinet | Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Album: Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas
Harmonia Mundi 907430

Muzio Clementi: Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 5
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Southeastern Piano Festival, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC

Erich Korngold: Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Piano Left Hand, Op. 23: Movements 4 & 5
Wu Qian, piano | Danbi Um, Sean Lee, violins | Mihai Marica, cello
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | Michael Stern, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Hour 2

Jean Francaix: Quintet for Woodwinds: Presto
The Dorian Quintet
Album: Music for Winds. Works by Barber, Fine, Poulenc, Ibert, and Francaix
Vox 5083

Arturo Marquez: Danza del Mediodia
Dorian Wind Quintet
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church Skaneateles, NY

Fernando Sor: Fantasie, Op. 58
Nicholas Goluses, guitar
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Dorothy Howell: Koong Shee Ballet
Basel Sinfonietta | Jessica Horsley, conductor
Casino, Bern, Switzerland