Poster Hannah Kendall
Composer Hannah Kendall
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Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers

In 2017, Composer Hannah Kendall wrote a piece inspired by a poem about women who worked in match factories in the 1800s. The piece, aptly titled The Spark Catchers, is full of kinetic energy and driving rhythms. On today's show, we'll hear The Spark Catchers by Hannah Kendall.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

George Walker: Bleu
David Bowlin, violin
Album: Bird as Prophet
New Focus Recordings 237

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Cephale et Procris
Concerto Copenhagen | Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor
Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Maxim Lando: Inspired by Duke Ellington
Maxim Lando, piano
Lillian & Robert Utsey Chamber Music Series, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

George Walker: String Quartet No. 1
Augustin Hadelich, violin | James Ehnes, violin | Yura Lee, viola | Raphael Bell, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Hour 2

Jorge Morel: Otro Tango, Buenos Aires
Celil Refik Kaya, guitar
Album: Jorge Morel Y Su Guitarra
Naxos 8573514

Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers
Chineke! Orchestra | Kevin John Edusei, conductor
Album: Spark Catchers
NMC 250

Isaac Albeniz: Suite Espanola, Op. 47
Celil Refik Kaya, guitar
Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Moritz Moszkowski: Suite For Two Violins & Piano in G minor, Op. 71
Nikki Chooi, violin | Timothy Chooi, violin | Clayton Stephenson, piano
Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series, Tempe Center For The Arts, Tempe, AZ

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