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Itamar Zorman
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Itamar Zorman plays Bach

It's 15 minutes of mostly solemn music for solo violin, a set of variations with a few unexpected breaks in the pattern along the way. As simple as that may sound, when it's well played, it's incredibly moving. Join us today to hear Violinist Itamar Zorman play the Chaconne from J.S. Bach’s Partita in D Minor…on a violin that’s nearly as old as the music itself.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Friedrich Hollander: Falling in Love Again
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello | Hannah Roberts, cello
Album: Song

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 4 No. 2
Romuald Grimbert-Barre, violin | Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi | Jean Montes, conductor
Colour of Music Festival, The Riviera Theater, Charleston, SC

Piano Puzzler
Contestants: Isabella & Francesca Dawis calling from Minneapolis, MN

Alan Shulman: Theme and Variations
Michael Klotz, viola | Caroga Arts Ensemble | Alexander Platt, conductor
Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Three-Part Sinfonia Nos. 9 & 12
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Album: Bach: Partita No. 4 | Three-Part Inventions
Nonesuch 79121

Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Irving Fine: Romanza
Dolce Suono Ensemble
Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents, Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004: Chaconne
Itamar Zorman, violin
UGA Office of Performing Arts, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens GA

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