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Meira Warshauer: Living Breathing Earth

Meira Warshauer, composerCourtesy of artist

January 14, 2022

Our planet is teeming with life, and the rainforests are the lungs of the earth. Composer Meira Warshauer was moved by that image and the threats our natural world faced when she wrote her first symphony. It's a musical prayer for healing, for our home. On today's show, hear Warshauer's Symphony No. 1, "Living Breathing Earth,” from a performance by the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, NC.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Samuel Barber: Horizon
San Diego Chamber Orchestra | Donald Barra, conductor
Album: Samuel Barber Horizon
Koch 7206

Fritz Kreisler: Midnight Bells
Danbi Um, violin | Juho Pohjonen, piano
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach, FL

Samuel Barber: Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
Jonathan Fischer, oboe | Adam Barnett-Hart, violin | Stefan Hersh, violin | Phillip Ying, viola | David Ying, cello | Susan Cahill, double bass
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major
Garrick Ohlsson, piano | Oregon Symphony | Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Hour 2

Bohuslav Martinu: Sinfonia Concertante for Two Orchestras: Movement 4 Allegretto
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Album: Concerto Grosso
Supraphon 110381

Inti Illimani, arr. LAGQ: La Fiesta de la Tirana
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL

Traditional, LAGQ: Shenandoah
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL

Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata No. 3 for cello and piano, H. 340
Raphael Bell, cello | Jeewon Park, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Meira Warshauer: Symphony No. 1 "Living Breathing Earth": Mvts 2-4
Western Piedmont Symphony | John G. Ross, conductor
Western Piedmont Symphony, First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC