Poster Flute and String Quartet
Flutist Carol Wincenc and the Escher String Quartet at the world premiere of "Air in Motion" by Pierre Jalbert.
Photo: Matt Dine
Performance Today®

Air in Motion

Pierre Jalbert wrote a piece for Carol Wincenc to celebrate her 50th anniversary season. He wove little messages into the music, honoring Carol and the number 50. On today's show, Carol Wincenc and the Escher String Quartet perform the world premiere of "Air in Motion" by Pierre Jalbert from a concert at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Florence Price: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major: Movement 3 Allegro
Er-Gene Kahng, violin | Janacek Philharmonic | Ryan Cockerham, conductor
Album: Florence Price: Violin Concertos
Troy 1706

Albert Roussel: Bacchus and Ariadne, Op. 43, Suite No. 2
West German Radio Symphony Orchestra | Stephane Deneve, conductor
Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

Florence Price: Quartet No. 2 in A minor for Strings: Movement 2 Andante cantabile
Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions, Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul, MN

Peter Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Op. 45
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Aubrey Halford: Finally Beautiful
Linden String Quartet
Album: The Chickasaw Nation Young Composers Recording Project
Azica Records

Jonathan Peters: Arthropod Suite
ROCO | Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
ROCO, St. John the Divine, Houston, TX

Pierre Jalbert: Air in Motion (World Premiere)
Carol Wincenc, flute | Escher String Quartet
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370
James Austin Smith, oboe | Anna Elashvili, violin | Melissa Reardon, viola | Mihai Marica, cello
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown, NY

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