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Music by Request for August 15, 2020


Today's playlist featured a recording of Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme.  Albanese's rich soprano range thrilled audiences during her long spanning career.  She brought passion and committment to each performance.  In a 2004 interview with Allan Ulrich of the San Francisco Chronicle, "I always changed every performance.  I was never boring, and I'm against copying. What I learned from the great singers was not to copy, but that the drama is in the music."  

1.      Claude Debussy, Estampes, Jean Yves Thibaudet

2.     Andrew Lloyd Weber, selections from Phantom of the Opera, Original London Cast Recording

3.     Franz Biebl, Ave Maria, Men’s Cathedral Choir of Frauenkirche-Munich

4.     Nina Rota, Music from the Films of Federico Fellini, I Salonisti

5.     Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D, Lipman Harp Duo

6.     Scott Joplin, Bethena- A Concert Waltz, Roy Eaton

7.     Arvo Part, Spiegel Im Spiegel, Anne Akiko Meyers with Akira Eguchi

8.     Traditional Appalachian, Come all ye fair and tender ladies, Red Tail Ring

9.     Camille Saint-Saens, Symphony No. 3, Simon Preston, Berlin Philharmonic, James Levine

10.  Alexander Glazunov, Valse from Scenes de Ballet, Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart

11.  Irving Berlin, God Bless America, Kate Smith

12.  Claude Debussy/arr. Nancy Allen, Clair de Lune, Nancy Allen

13.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 18 in B Flat Major, Anne-Marie McDermott, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo

14.  Felix Mendelssohn, On the Wings of Song, Lipman Harp Duo

15.  Emmerich Kalman, excerpts from Die Csardasfurstin, Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

16.  Edward Grieg, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Jeeyon Kim

17.  Mitch Lee, The Impossible Dream, Darian Clonts, Morehouse College Glee Club, David Morrow

18.  Giacomo Puccini, excerpts from La Boheme, Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce, Francesco Valentino, NBC Orchestra and Chorus, Arturo Toscanini

19.  George Gershwin, Summertime, Paul Robeson

20.  Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in B flat Major, “Archduke” Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Eugene Istomin

21.  John Williams, Superman Theme, London Symphony Orchestra, John Williams

22.  Peter Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Anne Sopie Mutter, Vienna Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan

23.  Leonard Bernstein, Somewhere, Jessye Norman, Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

24.  Traditional Manx, Manx Lullaby, Custer LaRue, Chris Norman, Kim Robertson

25.  Johannes Brahms, Waltzes, For Piano, Four Hands, Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen

26.  Woody Guthrie/arr. Joe Reisman, This Land is Your Land, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

27.  Eric Whitacre and Sam Glicklich, Sing Gently, Virtual Choir 6

28.  Claude Debussy, Sunken Cathedral, Jean Yves Thibaudet

29.  Arash Safaian and Ludwig Van Beethoven, Una Fastasia, Sebastian Knauer, Zurich Chamber Orchestra

30.  Traditional Hebrew, Evening of Roses, Maddie MacNeil

31.  Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe Medley, Modern Mandolin Quartet

32.  Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins and Orchestra, Isaac Stern and Gil Shaham, Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

33.  Andrew York, William Kanengiser and Paulo Bellinati, African Suite, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

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Coordinator of Operations and Engagement, Gretchen Carr joined the IPR staff in 2019. With her background in the performing arts, education, history, arts administration, and communications, she works to keep the daily operations at IPR running smoothly. A native of Traverse City, Michigan, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Michigan University and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. Gretchen is also a multimedia artist focusing on film, writing, soundscape, and radio story.