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Composer Missy Mazzoli
Caroline Tompkins
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Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright

Composer Missy Mazzoli often makes multiple versions of her works. In 2018, Mazzoli wrote a piece for solo bass and string orchestra that she recently rearranged for violin and orchestra, and she says she loves how the solo violin soars over the orchestra in this newer version. Join us today to hear violinist Peter Herresthal and the Bergen Philharmonic play 'Dark with Excessive Bright' by Missy Mazzoli.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Missy Mazzoli: Beyond the Order of Things (after Josquin des Prez's Praeter rerum seriem)
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Album: Primavera II: The Rabbits

Wilhelmine von Bayreuth: Harpsichord Concerto in G minor
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord | Concerto Copenhagen | Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor
DKDR, Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Claude Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135
Johannes Moser, cello | Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Peter Herresthal, violin | Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra | James Gaffigan, conductor
Album: Dark with Excessive Bright

Hour 2

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Gloria Chien, piano
Album: Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill Music 35749

Jean Sibelius: Elegie, from King Christian Suite II
Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra | Robert Manno, conductor
Catskill Mountain Foundation, Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter, NY

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414
Gloria Chien, piano | Soovin Kim, violin | Diana Adamyan, violin | Jessica Bodner, viola | Efe Baltacigil, cello | Braizahn Jones, bass
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, OR

Egon Wellesz: Vorfruhling (The Dawn of Spring)
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College and The Orchestra Now, The Sosnoff Theatre, The Fisher Center For The Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

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