Poster Eleanor Alberga
Composer Eleanor Alberga
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Eleanor Alberga: Remember

Performance Today - May 22, 2024

The Jamaican folk song 'Come Back, Liza' is full of longing. Composer Eleanor Alberga used that song as the basis for a new piece dedicated to the memory of her mother. On today's show, we'll take you to a concert in Charleston, South Carolina, to hear 'Remember' by Eleanor Alberga.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Franz Schubert: Ave Maria, Op. 52, No. 6
Yo-Yo Ma, cello | Kathryn Stott, piano
Album: Songs From the Arc of Life
Sony 88875103162

Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, "Trout", D. 667: Movements 3-5
Tai Murray, violin | Jessica Thompson, viola | Raman Ramakrishnan, cello | Nathan Farrington, bass | Benjamin Hochman, piano
Portland Chamber Music Festival, Hannaford Hall, Portland, ME

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Margaret Chan calling from Carmel, New York

David Serkin Ludwig: Hashkiveinu
Wu Qian, piano | Bella Hristova, violin | Sihao He, cello
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, CA

Hour 2

Richard Strauss: Sonatine No. 2 in E-Flat Major, "The Happy Workshop" Movement 3
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble | George Vosburgh, conductor
Album: Richard Strauss: The Happy Workshop | Serenade Op. 7
Reference Recordings 745

Eleanor Alberga: Remember
Livia Sohn, violin | Owen Dalby, violin | Ayane Kozasa, viola | Paul Wiancko, cello
Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC

Jennifer Higdon: Celestial Hymns
Scott St. John, violin | Matthew Dane, viola | Wilhelmina Smith, cello | Nathan Williams, clarinet | Audrey Andrist, piano
ROCO, Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen
James Ehnes, Benjamin Beilman, violins | Cynthia Phelps, Jonathan Vinocour, violas | Julie Albers, Carter Brey, cellos | Timothy Cobb, double bass
La Jolla Music Society, The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, CA

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