Poster Composer William Bolcom
Composer William Bolcom
Philip Brunnader
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William Bolcom: Dedication

American composer William Bolcom has won many awards, including a Pulitzer and a Grammy. On today's show, we'll take you to a concert in Houston to hear the world premiere of Bolcom's 'Dedication.'

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag
Eugene Barban, piano
Album: An American Piano Odyssey
Americus Records 19971005

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Op. 87: Movement 3-4
James Ehnes, violin | Benjamin Beilman, violin | Cynthia Phelps, viola | Yura Lee, viola | Raphael Bell, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

William Bolcom, orch. Edmund Cionek: Dedication
ROCO | Delyana Lazarova, conductor
ROCO, St. John the Divine, Houston, TX

Roger Briggs: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble
Sean Meyers, soprano saxophone | Sarah Hetrick, alto saxophone | Darwin McMurray, tenor saxophone | Megan Elks, baritone saxophone
University of Texas Wind Ensemble | Jerry Junkin, conductor
Butler School of Music, Bates Recital Hall, Austin, TX

Hour 2

Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque No. 3
Orion Weiss, piano
Album: Orion Weiss Performs Dvorak, Bartok, Prokofiev
Bridge 9355

Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65: Movement 3 Poco Adagio
Lysander Piano Trio
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom, Cooperstown, NY

Philip Herbert: Elegy: In Memoriam Stephen Lawrence
Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
Joshua Bell, violin | Peter Dugan, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

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