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Program 709: Laments for Strings

KALW Broadcast Date: August 21, 2022 | Host: Joseph Bohigian

This program of Music from Other Minds features music for strings that relates to ideas of grief and mourning by composers from around the world. Featuring Artur Avanesov’s Quasi Harena Maris, Matthew Barnson’s The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying, Betty Olivero’s Neharót Neharót, and Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3.

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Avanesov album cover

Title: Quasi Harena Maris
Composer: Artur Avanesov
Performers: Movses Pogossian, violin; Ji Eun Hwang, violin; Morgan O’Shaughnessey, viola; Niall Ferguson, cello; Artur Avanesov, piano
Recording Title: Modulation Necklace
Record Label: New Focus Recordings
Catalog Number: FCR 244

Barnson album cover

Title: The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying
Composer: Matthew Barnson
Performers: The Yale Orchestra; Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Recording Title: Vanitas
Record Label: Innova Recordings
Catalog Number: 020

Tigran Mansurian

Title: Neharót Neharót
Composer: Betty Olivero
Performers: Kim Kashkashian, viola; Münchener Kammerorchester; Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Recording Title: Neharót
Record Label: ECM
Catalog Number: ECM 2065

Górecki album cover

Title: Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”
Composer: Henryk Górecki
Performers: Joanna Kozłowska, soprano; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Kazimierz Kord, conductor
Recording Title: Symphony No. 3
Record Label: Philips Classics
Catalog Number: 442 411-2

Wadada Leo Smith headshot with trumpet
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