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Maria Newman: Storgé

Maria Newman, composer & musicianEastman School of Music

May 10, 2022

Maria Newman was born into a family of famous, formidable composers. She was so intimidated when she was growing up she gave up composition altogether. In the end, though, she had music inside her that just had to come out. On today's show, learn about how Maria Newman stepped into her own as a composer and hear her Sonata for Solo Guitar, Storgé, performed by guitarist Nicholas Goluses.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Zhao Jiping: Summer in the High Grassland
Yo-Yo Ma, cello | Silk Road Ensemble
Album: Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon
Sony 93962

Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco: Trio Sonata in A Major, Op. 3, No. 12
Aaron Boyd, James Thompson, violins | Dmitri Atapine, cello | Hyeyeon Park, harpsichord
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, CA

Maria Newman: Sonata for Solo Guitar, “Storgé”
Nicholas Goluses, guitar
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Zhao Jiping: Violin Concerto No. 1
Ning Feng, violin | Guiyang Symphony Orchestra | Zhang Guoyong, conductor
Guiyang Grand Theater, Guiyang, China

Hour 2

Joaquin Rodrigo: Old Dance Airs: Giga
Valencia Community Orchestra | Joan Enric Lluna, conductor
Album: Soleriana
IBS 82020

Harrison J. Collins: The Beginning of Spring
John Romero, trombone | Hanako Yamagata Greenberg, piano
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, New York, NY

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D, Op. 25 (Classical)
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra | Valery Gergiev, conductor
Verbier Festival, Combins Hall, Verbier, Switzerland

Joaquin Rodrigo: Seven Valencian Songs (excerpts)
Cecilia Berkovich, violin | Miguel Ituarte, piano
Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain