Poster Composer William Bolcom
Composer William Bolcom
Philip Brunnader
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William Bolcom: Ann Arbor Saturday

American composer William Bolcom teaches at the University of Michigan, where, on Saturdays in the fall, the town is abuzz for Wolverine football. On today's show, hear the world premiere live performance recording of Bolcom's "Ann Arbor Saturday."

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Tobias Brostrom: Violin Concerto Movement 3 molto allegro
Karen Gomyo, violin | Gavle Symphony Orchestra | Johannes Gustavsson, conductor
Album: Kaleidoscope
Swedish Society 1145

William Bolcom: Ann Arbor Saturday
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra | Arie Lipsky, conductor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67
John Novacek, piano | Nicholas Tavani, Jisun Yang, violins | Caitlin Lynch, viola | Michael Katz, cello
Festival Mozaic, Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in D major, Op.94 bis: Movement 4 Allegro con brio
Karen Gomyo, violin | Max Levinson, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: Movement 3 Rondo - Allegro
Frank Huang, violin | Rohan De Silva, piano
Album: Live from the 2002 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
Arabesque Records Z6816
Music: 4:04

George Gershwin, arr. Jack Gale: Selections from Porgy and Bess
Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Kristina A. Bishoff: Escape From Selium
Jenny Oaks Baker, violin | William Arnold, world flute | Utah Studio Orchestra | Dr. David Fullmer, conductor
HUGE Studios, Salt Lake City, UT

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35: Movements 3-4
Frank Huang, violin | New York Philharmonic | Alan Gilbert, conductor
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

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