From Stravinsky’s famous In Memoriam: Dylan Thomas to Hindemith’s Trauermusik, composers have long written their most personal and moving music as a tribute to a friend or great figure they admired. We’ll remember several great personalities with musical tributes by modern day composers.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters
William Mayer: Brass Quintet, II
Iowa Brass Quintet
Ross Harris: Symphony No. 4 “To the Memory of Mahinarangi Tocker” (excerpt)
Auckland Philharmonia/Brett Dean
David Maslanka: Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble
III. Be Content, Be Calm
Illinois State University Wind Symphony/Stephen K. Steele
Fred Lerdahl: First String Quartet (excerpt)
Julliard String Quartet
David Lang: Memory Pieces for Solo Instruments: Cage
Andrew Zolinsky, p.
Cantaloupe Music 21073
Robert Paterson: Elegy (for Two Bassoons and Piano)
Charles McCracken & Gilbert Dejean, bassoons, Elizabeth DiFelice, p.
Alex Shapiro: Perpetual Spark
Fifth House Ensemble