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      Improvisation

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      Street Musicians Improvising

      Street Musicians Improvising

      About this show:

      Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson. Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall.

      Playlist:

      Bach/arranged by Gabriela Montero
      Toccata in D Minor

      Gabriela Montero, piano
      “Bach and Beyond”

      Walter Thompson
      Song of Cerberus 

      Jeffrey Agrell, french horn; John Manning, tuba; Laura Weaver, trombone; David Hulm, poet

      Jeffrey Agrell and Evan Mazunik
      Repercussions
      Jeffrey Agrell, horn; Evan Mazunik, piano

      Medieval English song
      Sumer is Icumen In


      Aaron Krister Johnson
      Diabolical Suite, I & II

      Johnson, piano

      Don Malone
      Prelude & Toccata (excerpt)

      David Schrader, piano 
(live performance)

      Steven Snowden
      Ground Round

      Steve Parker, trombone

      Noam Sivan
      Improvised introduction to Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3

      Sivan, p.

      David Darling
      Chorale 
Darling, vc.

      Gunnelpumpers
      Symphonie Improvisé

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      One Response to “Improvisation”

      1. Mike Leghorn says:

        It’s nice to see more credit given to improvisation. I couldn’t help but notice that the Diabolic Suite is produced from MIDI.

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