Performance Today

Derrick Skye: American Mirror

Derrick Skye, composerCourtesy of the artist

Performance Today - January 7, 2022


January 07, 2022

What do we mean when we say "American classical music"? Composer Derrick Skye sought to answer that question in the form of a string quartet. On today's show, hear music that draws on the musical traditions that reflect our multicultural American society: American Mirror by Derrick Skye.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Eduardo di Capua: O sole mio
Apollo Chamber Players
Album: European Folkscapes
Navona Records 5941

Brian Field: Beatitudines
Lviv Philharmonic and Chorus | Ferdinando Nazzaro, conductor
Lviv Philharmonic Society, Lviv Philharmonic Hall, Lviv, Ukraine

Pierre Jalbert: L'esprit du Nord (Spirit of the North)
Apollo Chamber Players
Apollo Chamber Players, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Houston, TX

Cesar Franck: Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman)
Orchestre National de France | Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Auditorium Radio France Broadcasting House, Paris, France

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BWV 1051: Movement 2
Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Album: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Teldec 98442

Derrick Skye: American Mirror, Part II
Formosa Quartet
Taipei Music Academy and Festival, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA

Tarquinio Merula: Canzon 'La Piva'
Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Actus Humanus Festival, Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland

Otto Winter-Hjelm: Symphony No. 2 in B minor
Norwegian Radio Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
NRK Radio Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway