Music with Minnesotans

Of Clarinets and Catapults

Bill Gurstelle and Karen Hansensubmitted photo



September 29, 2015

They've traveled the world as cruise-ship lecture presenters. Bill Gurstelle is an engineer and the smilingly devious author of fun how-to books like Backyard Ballistics and Defending Your Castle. Karen Hansen is a clarinetist. He blows things up. She calms things down. They share a couple's playlist on this week's Music with Minnesotans.

Rossini: Overture to the Thieving Magpie (excerpt) with The Royal Philharmonic conducted by Enrique Batiz. Brilliant 93994

Stenhammar: "Canzonetta" from Serenade Op 31 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic conducted by Christian Lindberg. Bis 2058

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 (excerpt) with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate. EMI 47147

Shostakovich: "Adagio" from Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad" with the Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Jarvi. Chandos 8623