Poster Marc-André Hamelin
Marc-André Hamelin, pianist/composer
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Marc-André Hamelin plays Faure and Boulanger

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin loves music by French composer Gabriel Faure. Hamelin says, "[Faure's music] …is subtle, sophisticated, but also very sensuous." On today's show, we'll hear Hamelin play music by Gabriel Faure and French composer/educator Nadia Boulanger.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 4
Alessio Bax, piano
Album: Lullabies For Mila
Signum 439

Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Nashville Symphony, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Matthew Jackfert: Appalachian Impressions: Sonata for Euphonium
Misa Mead, euphonium | Yu-Ting Hsu, piano
EuTuba, KSH Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

Johannes Brahms: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 101 
James Ehnes, violin | Paul Watkins, cello | Alessio Bax, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Hour 2

Marc-Andre Hamelin: Etude No. 5: Toccata grottesca
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Album: Hamelin: Etudes
Hyperion 67789

Peter Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Op. 45
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Gabriel Faure: Barcarolle No. 1 in A minor, Op. 26
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Album: Faure: Nocturnes and Barcarolles
Hyperion 68331

Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
Johannes Moser, cello | Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

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