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Richard Scofano: La Tierra sin Mal

Richard Scofano, composer & bandoneonistCourtesy of artist

September 19, 2022

Composer Richard Scofano wrote a 15-minute piece of music inspired by a hopeful vision of the future. On today's show, hear La Tierra sin Mal (The Land Without Evil) by Richard Scofano; a musical journey through struggle, determination, and finally, the discovery of peace and serenity.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Franz Schubert: 11 Ecossaises D781
Imogen Cooper, piano
Album: Imogen Cooper - Schubert Live - Volume 1
Avie 2156

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9: Movements 2-3
The Orchestra Now | Hans Graf, conductor
Bard College, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NW

Allison Loggins-Hull, Nathalie Joachim and Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint
Flutronix with pre-recorded tape
Album: City of Breath
Flutronix Music 250

Sophia Corri-Dussek: Selections from Airs Favoris, Book 7
Guillaume Sutre, violin | Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, harp
Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Hour 2

Clara Schumann: Two Lieder from Liebesfruhling
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano | Helene Grimaud, piano
Album: Reflection
DG 690402

Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107: Movements 3-4
Santiago Canon Valencia, cello | Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Nikolai Alexeev, conductor
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, Grand Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, St. Petersburg, Russia

Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and and Piano, Op. 22
Stefan Jackiw, violin | Elinor Freer, piano
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY

Richard Scofano: La Tierra sin Mal
Richard Scofano, bandoneon | ROCO | Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX