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The Ekstasis Duo
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The Ekstasis Duo

The Ekstasis Duo loves to play the "secret jewels," lesser-known works they feel deserve to be heard. Today we'll hear them play a work that was lost for nearly a century: Three Pieces by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinksy.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major: Movement 2: Allegretto
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Album: Prokofiev: The Sonatas for Piano
Bridge 9298

Alexander Zemlinsky: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
Ekstasis Duo
Strings Music Festival, Strings Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO

Franz Schubert: Impromptus Op. 90, D 899: Nos. 2 & 4
Daniela Liebman, piano
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL

Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
Quartetto di Cremona
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Syracuse, NY

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Movement 2: Allemande
Zuill Bailey, cello
Album: Zuill Bailey: Francoeur, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vieuxtemps
Delos 3326

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, Haffner, KV 385
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra | Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire, Severance Music Center, Mandel Concert Hall, Cleveland, OH

JP Jofre: Hard Tango
Geoffrey Herd, violin | Ken Meyer, guitar | Esther Park, piano | Greg Robbins, bass | JP Jofre, bandoneon
Geneva Music Festival, Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, solo cello | Charles Wetherbee, violin | Michael Brook, viola | Charles Lee, cello | David Crowe, bass | Jennifer Hayghe, piano | Michael Butterman, conductor
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Brungard Aviation Hangar, Boulder, CO

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