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PT Weekend: Michael Kurth

Composer Michael KurthCourtesy of the artist

November 26, 2022

Composer Michael Kurth's sense of humor shines in nearly everything he does. Join us today to hear a thoughtful, playful piece of 21st-century music by Kurth: the Sonata for English Horn and Piano.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture from Così fan tutte
Berlin Philharmonic | Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Album: Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte - Highlights
Erato 94821

William Grant Still: Panamanian Dances
Berlin Symphony Orchestra | Isaiah Jackson, conductor
Album: William Grant Still: La Guiablesse, Danzas de Panama, Quit Dat Fool'nish, Summerland
Koch 7154

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Kristen Zoetewey calling from Grand Rapids, MI

Michael Kurth: Sonata for English Horn and Piano
Emily Brebach, English horn | Tim Whitehead, piano
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA

Hour 2

Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder: Traume
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor | Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin | Donald Runnicles, conductor
Album: Kaufmann Wagner
Decca 1802802

Benjamin Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Erin Roy, Narrator | GTMF Festival Orchestra | Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Joseph Haydn: Trio in E minor, Hob. XV/12: Movement 1 Allegro Moderato
Vienna Piano Trio
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Connor Chee: Unbroken
Connor Chee, piano
YourClassical MPR Diversity Recording Project, world premiere