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Andrew Norman: Suspend

Composer Andrew NormanPhoto: Jessa Anderson

Performance Today - March 10, 2023


March 10, 2023

In 2014, Andrew Norman composed a piece based on an exploration of two of Johannes Brahms's melodic motifs. The Los Angeles Philharmonic commissioned the work as part of a project that invited young composers to write companion pieces for some of Brahms's best-known pieces. Join us today to hear Suspend by Andrew Norman.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Leos Janacek: Romance for Violin & Piano
Petr Messieurer, violin | Radoslav Kvapil, piano
Album: Leos Janacek: solo piano, violin & piano, cello & piano
Adda 581136

Gary Kuo: In Remembrance
Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine | Benjamin Loeb, conductor
Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Ukrainian National Academic Theater, Lviv, Ukraine

Leos Janacek: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Axel Strauss, violin | Nicholas Canellakis, cello | Michael Brown, piano
Music in the Vineyards Festival, Silverado Vineyards, Napa, CA

Hour 2

Irene Britton Smith: Violin Sonata: Movement 2 Andante
Gregory Walker, violin | Helen Walker-Hill, piano
Album: Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American Women
Leonarda 339

Jessie Montgomery: Banner for String Quartet and String Orchestra
East Coast Chamber Orchestra | Jupiter String Quartet
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, OR

Andrew Norman: Suspend, a fantasy for piano and orchestra
Drew Peterson, piano | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Louis Langree, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
Benjamin Beilman, violin | Orion Weiss, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA