The first half of this show featured an interview with Athalia Cope, who came to the studio to discuss the Bach Festival Society‘s 2015 Festival and its upcoming performances of the Bach Mass in B minor and Brahms’ German Requiem, as well as her more than 50 years spent singing with the choir.
Music played during this half of the show included:
J.S. Bach – Mass In B Minor BWV 232 – Crucifixus, with Otto Klemperer and the BBC Chorus
J.S. Bach – Mass In B Minor BWV 232 – Crucifixus, with Phillip Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent
J.S. Bach – Mass In B Minor BWV 232 – Et resurrexit, with Otto Klemperer and the BBC Chorus
Johannes Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45: II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras, with John Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir
The second half of the show featured the music of and an interview with Los Angeles-based composer Adam Schoenberg along with Steven Jarvi, who is a finalist candidate for the post of Music Director with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Jarvi conducted the Orlando Philharmonic in a performance that included Schoenberg’s popular orchestral work “Finding Rothko” at Orlando’s Plaza Live that same evening.
The music aired during this portion included:
Samuel Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24, featuring Dawn Upshaw and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Adam Schoenberg – Finding Rothko – IV Wine
Adam Schoenberg – Jenny & Lalo – Reflections
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