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Nino Rota's Divertimento Concertante

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Performance Today - September 12, 2022

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September 12, 2022

In 1967, Nino Rota wrote what is like Mount Everest for double bass players. It's daunting, dangerous, and tempting. On today's show, hear double bassist Stanislau Anishchanka and the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra scale the Divertimento Concertante by Nino Rota.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Igor Stravinsky: Duo Concertante Movement 4: Gigue
Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Album: Stravinsky, Ravel, Jennifer Frautschi, Marta Aznavoorian
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat, Op. 31/3  Hunt: Movement 2
Ketevan Sepashvili, piano
Liszt Festival Raiding, Liszt Concert Hall, Raiding, Austria

David Baker: Roots II
Eliot Heaton, violin; Max Geissler, cello; Michelle Cann, piano
Geneva Music Festival, Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY

Camille Saint-Saens: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75: Movements 3-4
Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
The Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Hour 2

Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E-flat Major,  Op. 20 (1825): Movement 3
Pacifica Quartet
Album: Music@Menlo - Being Mendelssohn: Mendelssohn: Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Beethoven: String Quartet -
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Jennifer Higdon: Southern Harmony
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin; John Meisner, violin; Catherine Lynn, viola; Brad Ritchie, cello
Atlanta Chamber Players, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Nino Rota: Divertimento Concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra: Movement 1
Stanislau Anishchanka, double bass; WDR Symphony Orchestra; Andris Poga, conductor
Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: Movements 3-4
Pacifica Quartet
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO