Poster Bassist Edgar Meyer
Edgar Meyer and his double bass
Photo: Jim McGuire
Performance Today®

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

On today's show, we'll hear a new piece that bass player and composer Edgar Meyer wrote for himself and the Scottish Ensemble before going on tour last year: Meyer's Concertino for 14 Strings and Bass.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer: Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: Movement 2 Adagio
Yo-Yo Ma, cello | Chris Thile, mandolin | Edgar Meyer, double bass
Album: Bach Trios
Nonesuch 5589332

Edgar Meyer: Concertino for 14 Strings and Bass
Edgar Meyer, bass | Scottish Ensemble
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Deb Anderson calling from Robbinsdale, MN

Jake Heggie, arr. Cristian Macelaru: Suite from Moby Dick
Aspen Festival Orchestra | Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Hour 2

Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11: Movement 3
Shai Wosner, piano | Danish National Symphony Orchestra | Nicholas Collon, conductor
Album: Haydn & Ligeti Concertos & Capriccios
Onyx 4174

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise"
Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vanska, conductor
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Jessica Meyer: She Sailed the Savage Seas
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Frederic Chopin: Two Nocturnes, Op. 27
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Quebec Summer Festivals, Concerts aux Iles de Bic (Concerts on the Isles of Bic), Quebec, Canada

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