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Center Stage from Wolf Trap 2017

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Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians. Recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap, just outside of Washington D. C. These 26 one-hour radio programs are presented by co-hosts Rich Kleinfeldt and Lee Anne Myslewski. Each show focuses on a single chamber artist or group.

Center Stage from Wolf Trap
is all about the wonder and joy of performing chamber music. Hosts Rich and Lee Anne pull the audience in to the world of chamber music, sharing backstage stories, and stories from the stage with the radio audience. We also hear from the artists. They might share why chamber music is a quintessential part of their life, or why the rigors of touring occasionally lead to difficult or embarrassing situations. Center Stage brings radio audiences closer to the lives of musicians and composers all over the world, and, by the way, also presents some really outstanding performances.

Program 1

Wu Han, Philip Setzer, David Finckel

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, (“Archduke”)

Preview: Aizuri Quartet

Robert Schumann
Assai agitato from
String Quartet in A major, Op. 41 No. 3

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Program 2

Aizuri Quartet

Robert Schumann
String Quartet in A major, Op. 41 No. 3

Preview: Parker String Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3 “The Rider”

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Program 3

Parker String Quartet

Antonin Dvo?ák
String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61

Anton Webern
Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1909)

Preview: Ailyn Pérez & Kim Pensinger Witman

Gabriel Faure
Poème d’un jour, Op. 21

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Program 4

Ailyn Pérez & Kim Pensinger Witman

Fernando Obradors
Seven songs from Canciones Clásicas Españolas

Joaquín Turina
Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19

Manuel de Falla
Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

Giacomo Puccini
“Donde lieta usci” from La Boheme

Preview: Borromeo String Quartet

Steve Mackey
Ars Moriendi (Nine Tableaux on the Art of Dying Well)

Dmitri Shostakovich
Moderato from
Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49 (1938)

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Program 5

Borromeo String Quartet

Dmitri Shostakovich
Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49 (1938)

Steve Mackey
Ars Moriendi (Nine Tableaux on the Art of Dying Well)

Preview: Jeremy Denk

Charles Ives
Thoreau from
Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860”

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Program 6

Jeremy Denk

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”

Preview: Peter Kolkay & Alexandra Nguyen

Paul Moravec
Andy Warhol Sez (2005)

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Program 7

Peter Kolkay, Deirdre Chadwick & Alexandra Nguyen

Théophile-Casimir Lalliet
Terzetto, Op. 22

Andre Previn
Sonata

Francis Poulenc
Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon

Preview: Poulenc Trio

André Previn
Jaunty from
Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon

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Program 8

Poulenc Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 (“Gassenhauer”)

Alfred Schnittke (arr. M. Krutik)
Suite in the Old Style
with readings by Lia Purpura from her book It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful

Preview: Trio Solisti with David Krakauer

Johannes Brahms
Allegro from
Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

Paul Moravec
“Ariel” from
Tempest Fantasy (Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music)

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Program 9

Trio Solisti with David Krakauer

Béla Bartók
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

Paul Moravec
Tempest Fantasy (Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music)

Preview: Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung

Felix Mendelssohn
The Hebrides Overture for piano four hands, Op. 26

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Program 10

Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung

Igor Stravinsky
Pétrouchka (original transcription by the composer)

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Alessio Box and Lucille Chung)
Two Tangos: Milonga del Angel and Libertango

Preview: Antares

Ludwig van Beethoven
Scherzo Allegro Assai & Finale. Presto from
Piano Trio Op. 1, No. 1 (1794)

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Program 11

Antares

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio Op. 1, No. 1 (1794)

Mason Bates
Red River (2007)

Preview: Aulos Ensemble

Louis-Claude Daquin
Noël en Trio et en Dialogue

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Program 12
Aulos Ensemble

Jean-Philippe Rameau
3ème Concert from Pièces de Clavecin en Concert

Claude-Bénigne Balbastre
Three Pieces

François Couperin
8ème Concert "Dans le Goût Théatral”

Michel Corrette
4ème Symphonie en Quatour
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Program 13

Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, Paul Watkins, with Emily Daggett Smith, Colin Brookes, and Alison Rowe

Anton Bruckner
String Quintet in F major, WAB 112

Johannes Brahms
Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18

Preview: Canellakis-Brown Duo

Traditional Bulgarian arr. Nick Canellakis
Daichovo Horo
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Program 14

Canellakis-Brown Duo

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2

Dmitri Shostakovich
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40

Brown, Michael
Five A. M. (2009)

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Program 15

Aspen Ensemble

Johannes Brahms
Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello in G minor, Opus 25 (1861)

Preview: Beatrice Rana

Robert Schumann
Variations on the Name “Abegg”, Op. 1

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Program 16

Beatrice Rana

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82

Preview: Paul Galbraith

Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Nocturnal after John Dowland

Isaac Albeniz
Underneath the Palm Tree
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Program 17

Paul Galbraith

Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 4, BWV

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata in F major, K. 280

Preview: Ahn Trio

David Balakrishnan
“Tremors”, “Skylife”
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Program 18

Ahn Trio

Nelson Ayres
Paisagens Brasileiras (Brazilian Landscapes) Suite for Piano Trio

Nilolai Kapustin,
Divertissement for Violin, Cello, and Piano Op. 126

Nguyen Le
“Nina Nane”

Caymmi, Dorival/Tiago Costa
Só Louco

Jobim, Tom/Vinicius de Moraes/Andre Mehnari
Insensatez

Preview: Atlantic Brass Quintet

Alan Ferber
Kopi Luwak (2010)
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Program 19

Atlantic Brass Quintet

Johannes Brahms
Three Chorale Preludes from Op. 122 (1896)

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Johannes C. Schott)
Jazz Suite No. 1 (1934)

Enrique Crespo
Suite Americana No. 1 (1977)

Alan Ferber
Kopi Luwak (2010)

Balkan Traditional
Balkan Brass Band Music

Preview: Brentano Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven
Presto from
String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

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Program 20

Brentano Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in D Major, KV String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Preview: Ryan McKinny & Kim Pensinger Witman

Franz Schubert
Winterreise, D. 911, Op. 89
“Gute Nacht” (Good Night)
“Die Wetterfahne” (The Weathervane)
“Gefror’ne Tränen” (Frozen Tears)
“Erstarrung” (Numbness)
“Der Lindenbaum” (The Linden Tree)

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Program 21

Ryan McKinny & Kim Pensinger Witman

Franz Schubert
Winterreise, D. 911, Op. 89
“Wasserflut” (Flood)
“Auf dem Flüsse” (On the River)
“Rückblick” (Backward Glance)
“Irrlicht” (Will o’ the Wisp)
“Rast” (Rest)
“Frühlingstraum” (Dream of Springtime)
“Einsamkeit” (Loneliness)
“Die Post” (The Post)
“Der greise Kopf" (The Grey Head)
“Die Krähe” (The Crow)
“Letzte Hoffnung” (Last Hope)
“Im Dorfe" (In the Village)
“Der stürmische Morgen” (The Stormy Morning)
“Täuschung” (Deception)
“Der Wegweiser” (The Signpost)
“Das Wirtshaus” (The Tavern)
“Mut” (Courage)
“Die Nebensonnen” (The False Suns)
“Der Leiermann” (The Organ Grinder)

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Program 22

Escher String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn
Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

Béla Bartók
Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85

Preview: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Johannes Brahms
Scherzo: Allegro from
Trio in E-flat for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Op. 40 (1865)

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Program 23

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Max Bruch
Selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83 (1909)

Ernó Dohnányi
Sextet in C Major for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola Cello, and Piano, Op. 37 (1935)

Preview: tenThing

Isaac Albeniz
“Asturias” from Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47

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Program 24

tenThing

Edvard Grieg
“Praeludium” from the Holberg Suite, Op. 40
“Grandmother’s Minuet” from Lyric Pieces, Op. 68, No. 2
“Gjendine’s Lullaby” from 19 Norwegian Folk Songs, Op. 66, No. 19
“March of the Trolls” from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54, No. 3

Aaron Copland
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo

Leonard Bernstein
Medley from West Side Story

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“Valse sentimentale" from Six Pieces, Op. 51, No. 6

Harald Saiverud
“Kjempeviseslotten” from Slåtter og Stev fra Siljustøl

Astor Piazzolla
“Oblivion”

Georges Bizet
Suite from Carmen

Jan Koetsier
German Dance

Preview: Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt

Franz Schubert
Scherzo: Allegro moderato from
Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100, D. 929
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Program 25
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt

Franz Schubert
Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929

Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

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Program 26

Emerson String Quartet

Mark-Anthony Turnage
Shroud

Ludwig van Beethoven
Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo from String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130

Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

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Program H1

Holiday Special (Optional)

Swingle Singers

Traditional
O Come, O Come Emmanual

Archangelo Corelli
Christmas Concerto

Simon and Garfunkel
America

Basque Carol
Gabriel’s Message

Traditional England
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Mumford and Sons
After the Storm

Clare Wheeler
With Us

Johann Sebastian Bach
“Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Little Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Foster, Stephen
Hard Times Come Again No More

Astor Piazzolla
Libertango

Franz Gruber
Silent Night

Mel Tormé
The Christmas Song

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Program H2

Holiday Special (Optional)

Boston Brass

Traditional
Joy to the World

Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride

Traditional Ukrainian
Carol of the Bells

Astor Piazzolla
Milonga del Angel

Franz Gruber
Silent Night

James Lord Pierpont (arr. Robert W. Smith, adapted by J. D. Shaw)
Jingle Bells Forever

Jack Rollins (arr. J. D. Shaw)
Frosty the Snowman

Trad. (arr. Boston Brass)
Holly and Ivy

Felix Bernard (Sam Pilafian)
Winter Wonderland

Martin, Hugh and Ralph Blane
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Johnny Marks
Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer

Richard Stores Willis (arr. J. D. Shaw)
Midnight Clear

Irving Berlin (arr. J. D. Shaw)
White Christmas

Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol (arr. J. D. Shaw)
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Center Stage from Wolf Trap is all about the wonder and joy of performing chamber music. Hosts Rich and Lee Anne pull the audience in to the world of chamber music, sharing backstage stories, and stories from the stage with the radio audience. We also hear from the artists. They might share why chamber music is a quintessential part of their life, or why the rigors of touring occasionally lead to difficult or embarrassing situations. Center Stage brings radio audiences closer to the lives of musicians and composers all over the world, and, by the way, also presents some really outstanding performances. Program 1 Wu Han, Philip Setzer, David Finckel Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, (“Archduke”) Preview: Aizuri Quartet Robert Schumann Assai agitato... Show full description


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