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Libby Larsen: Emergence

Composer Libby LarsenPhoto: ©Ann Marsden

August 09, 2022

It goes around and around: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff, and the cycle repeats. So, would music inspired by the ecological water cycle also have no beginning or end? We'll find out with music by Libby Larsen on this edition of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Polka Italienne
Lise de la Salle, piano
Album: When Do We Dance
Naive 5468

Sergei Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94: Movements 1-2
Demarre McGill, flute | Orion Weiss, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, SCMS Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Copland Ensemble | Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT

Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Lise de la Salle, piano
Frederiksvaerk Music Festival, Gjethuset, Frederiksvaerk, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Hour 2

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 1: III. Scherzo
The Nash Ensemble
Album: Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet & Clarinet Quintet
Hyperion Records

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, and String Orchestra, BWV 1060
Peter McGuire, violin | John Snow, oboe | Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Nonet in F minor, Op. 2 movement 1: Allegro energico
Titus Underwood, oboe | Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet | Catherine Chen, bassoon | Dominic Rotella, horn | Wyatt Underhill, violin | Samantha Rodriguez, viola | Joseph Johnson, cello | Paul Macres, bass | Henry Kramer, piano
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Libby Larsen: String Quartet No. 4 "Emergence"
The Manhattan Chamber Players: Katie Hyun, violin | Siwoo Kim, violin | Luke Fleming, viola: Dana Kelley, viola | Michael Katz, cello
Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY