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Les Noces

Posted on · This podcast features Igor Stravinsky's wildly inventive work, Les Noces. Ritualistic and insistently rhythmic, Les Noces depicts a Russian peasant wedding and is scored for four pianos, chorus and percussion. It was performed as part of Da Camera's Exiles in Paris festival in March 2008. The performers were Houston Chamber Choir and So Percussion; pianists Alan Feinberg, Timothy Hester, Pedja Muzijevic and Sarah Rothenberg; and percussionists Richard Brown, Craig Hauschildt and Matthew Strauss. Renowned Dutch conductor Reinbert de Leeuw made his Da Camera debut. A link to texts and translations can be found on the Da Camera and KUHF web sites. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Ben Allison Band

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 jazz concert by the Ben Allison Band: Ben Allison, bass; Shane Endsley, trumpet; Jenny Scheinman, violin; Steve Cardenas, guitar and Rudy Royston, drums. This set features songs from Ben Allison's CD Think Free, including Fred, Broke, Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla, Platypus and Green Al. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Spirit of England

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 concert The Spirit of England. Tenor Andrew Kennedy, violinists Kyung-Sun Lee and Laurie Smukler, violist Wayne Brooks and cellist Brinton Averil Smith perform Ralph Vaughan Williams song cycle On Wenlock Edge. The string players are joined by pianist Orion Weiss for Elgar's Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Minor, Opus 84. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Seymour Lipkin

Posted on · This podcast features pianist Seymour Lipkin performing Beethoven's Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat, Op. 106. Widely considered Beethoven's single most difficult composition for the piano, the so-called "Hammerklavier" sonata remains one of the most challenging solo works in the entire piano repertoire.

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Italian Romantics

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from two October 2009 Da Camera concerts: a recital by guitarist Eliot Fisk and harpsichordist John Gibbons and Italian Romantics, featuring Fisk and the Enso String Quartet. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Modern Virtuosos

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from Da Camera's November 2009 concert Modern Virtuosos. Three virtuosos perform solo works by a major 20th century composer and two composers active today. Saxophonist Valerie Vidal plays Luciano Berio's Sequenza 9b for alto saxophone. Violinist Jennifer Koh performs Esa-Pekka Salonen's Lachen Verlernt. Pianist Marilyn Nonken plays the Fall, Winter and Summer movements from Liza Lim's The Four Seasons (After Cy Twombly.) > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Da Camera Podcast: Preludes and Fugues: Bach and Shostakovich

Posted on · This podcast features an April 2004 concert by the Sarah Rothenberg and John Gibbons at The Menil Collection. Selected pieces from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 are preformed by pianist Sarah Rothenberg and harpsichordist John Gibbons. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Da Camera Podcast: Zhou Long’s The Farewell and Mahler’s Der Abschied

Posted on · This concert podcast features two works from Da Camera's January 2009 concert, Songs of the Earth. The artists participating in these January 2009 performances were soprano Susanne Mentzer, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa; Wang Guowei, erhu and a Da Camera Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gregory Vajda. Click on Read More for a complete list of the artists. > click for more information on this piece > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts