Zero Crossings – April 20, 2015 – Mark Fischer

OPO-HORNSToday’s show featured an interview with the Orlando Philharmonic’s principal horn Mark Fischer, who came to the studio to discuss his upcoming performance of Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 1 on a concert that also featured Schubert’s (Unfinished) 8th Symphony, and Beethoven’s Overture to Prometheus.

The music aired during the program included:
Krzystof Penderecki – Horn Concerto, performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
John Williams – Horn Concerto: I. Angelus; II. The Battle of the Trees; III. Pastorale; IV. The Hunt; V. Nocturne, performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Thea Musgrave – Horn Concerto, performed by the Scottish National Symphony
Franz Joseph Haydn – Concerto for Horn, 2nd movement, performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Field
Magnus Lindberg – Campana In Aria, performed by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orhcestra

Zero Crossings – December 29, 2014 – A quick run at the string quartet

Quartet6This show functioned as a series of snapshots of the history of the great literature for string quartet, as part of an homage to the late American composer Elliott Carter, who died in November 2012 at the age of 103. Elliott Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for each of his first two string quartets.

The music aired during the program included:
Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet In F-minor Op.20-5 Hob.III / 35: I. Moderato; IV. Finale, The Angeles String Quartet
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet No.19 “Dissonance” in C Major, K. 465: I. Adagio – Allegro, Emerson String Quartet
Franz Schubert – String Quartet In D Minor, D.810 Death and the Maiden: Andante Con Moto (Schubert / Mahler), Jerusalem Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven – Grosse Fuge in B flat major Op. 133, Guarneri Quartet
Maurice Ravel – Quartet for Strings In F Major: II. Assez Vif – Très Rythmé, Borromeo Quartet
Bela Bartok – String Quartet #2, 2nd Movement, Ramor Quartet
Arnold Schoenberg – String Quartet No. 1, Op 7: Nicht zu rasch, Fred Sherry String Quartet
Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 1, Mvt. 1: Allegro, Composers Quartet

Listen here:

      Zero Crossings – December 29, 2014, featuring music for string quartet