Marlboro Month: Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn’s "Gypsy rondo" Piano Trio ends with a big ol’ Hungarian style finale. We’ll hear an exciting performance of it from the 1998 Marlboro Music Festival this morning, along with a set of songs by Johannes Brahms, who had a lifelong fascination with Hungarian music.

Marlboro Music: Strauss

Richard Strauss sure loved his wind instruments. The indelible result of being the son of an excellent Horn player? …Probably. This morning’s Marlboro Month feature piece is the Strauss Serenade in Eb for 13 Winds, in an exciting – breezy! – live performance from the 2009 Festival.

Soovin on Marlboro

We’ll hear today from violinist Soovin Kim about his experiences at Marlboro – and you may be surprised at what he has to say. Also, a 2004 recording from the festival, featuring Soovin playing 1st Violin in Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet.

Marlboro Month: Dvorak

Antonin Dvorak’s music appears frequently on the Marlboro Music Festival’s public concerts – that’s partly because it’s so listenable, and also because it has so much to teach performers. This morning’s "Marlboro Month" feature piece is the Dvorak Piano Quartet #2 in Eb, Op. 87.