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Danny Elfman: Eleven Eleven

Danny Elfman may be most famous for writing the theme for the long-running animated TV show The Simpsons. So, how did he go from The Simpsons to writing music for a symphony orchestra? Hear Danny Elfman's concerto Eleven Eleven on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77 "Emperor": III. Menuetto. Allegro - Trio
Doric String Quartet
Album: Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76

Danny Elfman: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Eleven Eleven: Movement 1 Grave, Animato
Sandy Cameron, violin | The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Edward Elgar: Piano Quartet in A-minor: Movement 1 Moderato - Allegro
Jonathan Biss, Piano | Doric String Quartet
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet & piano, FP 184 (1962)
Jason Shafer, clarinet | Viktor Valkov, piano
Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Hour 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Menuet and A Little Gigue
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Album: Mozart: Piano Sonatas
Connoisseur Society 4202

Zoltan Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7
Tai Murray, violin | Efe Baltacigil, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4: Movement 4 Allegro con fuoco
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Sir Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Johann Sebastian Bach, transc. Busoni: Little Organ Book: In dir ist Freude BWV 615
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Album: Bach-Busoni: Arrangements & Transcription of Goldberg Variations
Connoisseur Society 4202

Joaquin Turina: Selections from Mujeres de Sevilla (Women of Seville), Op. 89: Movements 3-5
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Album: Mujeres Españolas "Women Of Spain": Five Suites For Piano
Connoisseur Society 4186

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