Poster Composer Germaine Tailleferre
French Composer Germaine Tailleferre (1937)
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Germaine Tailleferre

Germaine Tailleferre was determined to be a musician, and her father tried to stop her. She rebelled so completely that she even changed her name and went on to a 70-year career as a composer. We'll hear the String Quartet by French composer Germaine Tailleferre on today's show.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Florence Price: String Quartet No. 2: Movement 3
Catalyst Quartet
Album: UNCOVERED Vol. 2

Germaine Tailleferre: String Quartet
Catalyst Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33
Anna Geniushene, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, TCU Van Cliburn Concert Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 11, No. 2
 Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vanska, conductor
 Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Hour 2

Gustav Mahler: Der Trunkene im Fruhling
Brennen Guillory, tenor | Orchestra of the Swan | Kenneth Woods, conductor
Album: Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Somm 109

Jelly Roll Morton, arr. Gunther Schuller: Black Bottom Stomp
David Juritz, solo violin | English Symphony Orchestra | Kenneth Woods, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra, Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth UK

Richard Wagner, arr. Kenneth Woods: Siegfried Idyll
English Symphony Orchestra | Kenneth Woods, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra, Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK

Antonin Dvorak: Terzetto, Op. 74: Movements 1-2
Members of the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble | Michael Barenboim, concertmaster
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Ryan George: An Ge Fhiain (The Wild Goose)
United States Marine Band | Col. Jason K. Fettig, conductor
United States Marine Band, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA

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