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'Time Signatures': Celebrate a golden age in classical music

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Time Signatures

59:00


August 12, 2021

Andrea Blain hosts Time Signatures, a one-hour special that explores classical music through the lens of the achievements of composers and musicians who continued to work into their later years.

This is a unique celebration of classical music by and for people who have been fortunate to live into their senior years — a positive and sometimes surprising look at the power of classical music in the context of older age.

Playlist

Gustav Holst: The Planets: “Saturn” – New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Eliot Carter: Instances – Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Leo Ornstein: A Morning in the Woods – Janice Weber, piano

Giuseppe Verdi: “Tutto Nel Mundo e Burla” from Falstaff – Rolando Panerai, Alan Titus, and other singers; Bavarian Radio Symphony; Colin Davis, conductor

Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman – BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth, conductor

Jerome Kern: “All The Things You Are” – Leon Fleisher, piano

William Grant Still: Selections from Little Folk Suite – Oregon String Quartet

Gabriel Faure: Violin Sonata No. 1, IV. Finale: Allegro quasi presto – Itzhak Perlman, Emmanuel Ax

Germaine Tailleferre: Hommage a Rameau, III. Allegro Spirituoso – Tammittam Percussion Ensemble

Leonard Bernstein: Dance Suite – Stockholm Chamber Brass

Dominick Argento: “Autumn” from Seasons – Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major (Emperor), No. 3, II. Poco adagio; cantabile – Emerson String Quartet