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Mahler: Love, Sorrow and Transcendence (Episode #108H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Gustav Mahler: Rueckert Lieder (Songs from Latter Days) Soloist: Nancy Maultsby; Gustav Mahler: "Totenfeier" ("Funerary Rites" - 1st Mvt. from Symphony No. 2); Augusta Read Thomas: Of Paradise and Light; Bernard Rands: Adieu.
Mahler's turbulent loves are expressed through his music. His settings of poems by Friedrich Rueckert explore themes of love, nature, and otherworldliness. Mahler was haunted throughout his life by the premonition of his own death. The first movement of his 2nd Symphony draws stark contrasts between the composer's premonition of doom, and his vision of life. Modern parallels can be found in "Adieu" by Bernard Rands and "Of Paradise and Light" by his wife, composer Augusta Read Thomas. Both comment on the unique dynamics of creative/personal partnerships.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Music's Emotional Impact (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; David Stock: Blast!
This program will draw viewers into Tchaikovsky's dramatic personal life, his brief marriage, and his intense correspondence with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, whom he never met and to whom he dedicated his Fourth Symphony. The dramatic brass fanfares that for Tchaikovsky symbolized Fate find a modern echo in David Stock's Blast!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

The Living Art Form (W.T.) (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Richard Danielpour : "A Hero's Journey" (from Piano Concerto #4) Soloist: Xiayin Wang; Samuel Jones: Concerto for Violoncello Soloist: Julian Schwarz; Joseph Schwantner: The Poet's Hour - Soliloquy for Violin Soloist: Yevgeny Kutik.
This program will focus on the soloist's role, the instruments, and the composer's juxtaposition of soloist with orchestra. Outstanding young soloists and leading American composers will be featured in performance and in interviews.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
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