Poster Joel Thompson
Joel Thompson
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In Response to the Madness

Composer Joel Thompson made one rule when he began work on a piece in 2019. He would go through the major news stories each day before working on his composition. Hear the results on this episode of PT: "In Response to the Madness" by Joel Thompson.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano: African Dance
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Album: Roots
Decca Records

Augusta Holmes: Irlande
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland | Lio Kuokman, conductor
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3, "Mishima"
Quiroga Quartet
Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain

Giovanni Battista Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delhi, NY

Hour 2

Alfredo Casella: Berceuse Triste Op. 14
Anna Geniushene
Album: Berceuse
Piano Classics PCL10279

Johann Christian Bach: Quintet in G Major for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Continuo, Op. 11, No. 2
Sooyun Kim, flute | James Austin Smith, oboe | Chad Hoopes, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Mihai Marica, cello | Hyeyeon Park, piano
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Menlo Park, CA

Joel Thompson: "In Response to the Madness" for String Quartet
Rui Du, violin | Cecilia Belcher, violin | Sam Bergman, viola | Minji Choi, cello
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Johannes Brahms: Four Ballades, Op. 10
Anna Geniushene, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, TCU Van Cliburn Concert Hall, Fort Worth, TX

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