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Edgar Meyer, Gil Shaham, and Quartet San Francisco on Performance Today

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When Edgar Meyer was growing up, there was sort of a family tradition... his father and two uncles played the double bass. Now, Edgar Meyer is THE great double bass virtuoso of our time. On Friday's Performance Today, hear him play a Bottesini double bass concerto with the Nashville Symphony.  Here's the whole show. The segment also features - Gil Shaham and Quartet San Francisco.

Hour 1

Robert Schumann

: Carnaval

Kirill Gerstein, piano

Kirill Gerstein: Imaginary Pictures

Myrios 13

Johann Sebastian Bach

: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003

Gil Shaham, violin

Gstaad Musical Summits, Church, Rougemont, Switzerland

 

Giovanni Bottesini

: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor

Edgar Meyer, Double bass; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

 

Robert Schumann

: Adagio and Allegro in A-flat Major for Horn and Piano, Op. 70

Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Gloria Chien, piano

Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

 

Hour 2

Claude Debussy (arr. Maurice Ravel)

: Sarabande

French National Orchestra; Eliahu Inbal, conductor

Ravel: Orchestral Works

Denon 71799

Hendrik Andriessen

: Intermezzo

Monica Raga, flute; Maria Jesus Avila, harp

Teatro Monumental, Madrid, Spain

 

Gordon Goodwin

: California Pictures For String Quartet

Quartet San Francisco

Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, The Old Whaling Church, Edgartown MA

 

Claude Debussy

: Iberia No. 2 from Images

Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN