Poster Sketch of a man's face
German composer Franz Schreker (ca. 1922)
Heinrich Gottselig (1884–1935)
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Franz Schreker

Performance Today - July 5, 2024

Franz Schreker was an innovative Austrian composer in the early 1900s, but the Third Reich banned his music and that of many other composers of Jewish origin. Now, some orchestras are reviving his music. We'll hear Franz Schreker's distinctive 'Kammersymphonie' ('Chamber Symphony') on today's show, with Alan Gilbert conducting the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra in La Jolla, California.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 208: Sheep May Safely Graze
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Album: The Art of Bach
Steinway & Sons 30033

Darius Milhaud: Suite for violin, clarinet & piano, Op. 157b
Jennifer Frautschi, violin | Jon Manasse, clarinet | Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Syracuse, NY

Thea Musgrave: Phoenix Rising
Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra | Kenneth Woods, conductor
Colorado MahlerFest, Macky Auditorium, Boulder CO

Leonard Cohen, arr. Anderson & Roe: Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen)
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Hour 2

Carlos Chavez: String Quartet No. 1: Movement 1 Allegro
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Album: Chavez
Urtext 109

Francisco Mignone: Two Essays for string quartet: No. 1
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain

Lowell Liebermann: Gargoyles, Op. 29
Clayton Stephenson, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Franz Schreker: Kammersymphonie
SummerFest Chamber Orchestra | Alan Gilbert, conductor
La Jolla Music Society, The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, CA

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