You could say the second 2010 broadcast from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is all about the idea of songs without words, or how different composers express feelings, experience, patriotism, or even animals through music. Beginning with Anne Marie McDermott’s performance of “Spinning Song” from Mendelssohn’s beloved cycle Songs Without Words, the program also includes Janácek’s Concertino, in which the composer recalls some adventures of his boyhood, and Dvorák’s celebration of Czech dance music, the String Sextet in A Major.
Visit www.wfmt.com/santafe to hear excerpts from Marc Neikrug and Kerry Frumkin’s conversation about this week’s program and to find more about the artists and music featured in the broadcast.
What do a sword fight and a fidgety squirrel have to do with Janácek’s Concertino? Benny Kim tells tales of humor and high jinks from behind the scenes and Todd Levy describes the role of the e-flat clarinet in their performance of this work.
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