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Sam Li Shen Koay

Classical lunch 11/04/11 with Nina Pi

Monday, April 11, 2011



  1. Philip Glass Some Are

He was born in 1937 and grew up in Baltimore. He studied at the University of Chicago, the Juilliard School and in Aspen with Darius Milhaud.

When asked about “minimalism” he never liked the term and preferred to speak of himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures.” 

2. Beethoven/piano transcription by Franz Liszt: Symphony #5 In C Minor, Op. 67 - 1. Allegro Con Brio. Glenn Gould

Born in Canada (September 25, 1932 – October 4, 1982) Glenn Gould is best known for his interpretations of Bach. His playing is distinguished by technical proficiency and his capacity to articulate the polyphony of Bach’s music. Polyphony is atexture consisting of two or more independentmelodic voices, as opposed to music with just one voice (monophony) or music with one dominant melodic voice accompanied bychords (homophony).

3.Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 5 A 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. Glenn Gould

4. Beethoven: Piano Concerto #1 In C, Op. 15 - 2. Largo. Glenn Gould

5. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variatio 1 A 1 Clav. Glenn Gould

6. Dvořák: Rusalka, Op. 114, B 203 - Mesicku Na Nebi Hlubokém (Song To The Moon) Anna Netrebko; Gianandrea Noseda: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus.

7. Franz Schubert. Erlkönig, Opus 1D. 328Christa Ludwig

The Lied (a German and Dutch word that means song) is based on the poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which depicts the death of a child assailed by a supernatural being, the Erlkönig.

8. Dvořák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191 - 3. Finale: Allegro Moderato Yo-Yo Ma; Lorin Maazel: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

9. Claude Debussy (French composer. August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918)"Mélodies de jeunesse": 3. Les papillons Sandrine Piau

10. Michael Nyman. Here To There. Film Music 1980-2001 

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