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Sally Beamish: Distans

Composer Sally BeamishAshley Coombes/Epic Scotland

January 20, 2022

During the COVID lockdown in 2020, composer Sally Beamish missed her family dearly, and she poured her longing for connection into a new concerto. On today's show, hear the world premiere of 'Distans', by Sally Beamish, from a concert in Stockholm, Sweden.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Maurice Ravel: Sonatine: Movement 3 Anime
Cecile Licad, piano
Album: Ravel: Piano Works
MusicMasters 5180781

Michael Torke: Adjustable Wrench
The Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
The Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The Dying Poet, Op. 110
Cecile Licad, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Reinhold Gliere: Three selections from 12 Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op.51: Mvts. 1, 9, 10
Canellakis-Brown Duo: Michael Brown, piano | Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, Engelman Recital Hall, New York, NY

Lukas Foss: Capriccio for Cello and Piano
Nicholas Canellakis, cello | Michael Brown, piano
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Rose Studio, New York, NY

Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor for String Orchestra
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Tito Munoz, conductor
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Three-part Inventions
Janine Jansen, violin | Maxim Rysanov, viola | Torleif Thedeen, cello
Album: Inventions & Partita
London/Decca 9905

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio in B minor, K 540
Peter Serkin, piano
CAMA, Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

Traditional, arr. Elias String Quartet: Two Scottish tunes: The Day Dawn and Callum's Road (encore)
Elias String Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Sally Beamish: Distans Double Concerto for Violin and Clarinet: Movement 1
Janine Jansen, violin | Martin Frost, clarinet | Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Johannes Gustavsson, conductor
Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden

Aaron Copland: Quiet City
Andrew Parker, English Horn | Michael Martin, trumpet | University of Texas Wind Ensemble | Jerry Junkin, conductor
The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, Bates Recital Hall, Austin, TX