This Week with Yannick on WRTI 90.1: Episode 5, The Sounds of Home from Around the World

Aug 6, 2020

Join us on Sunday, August 9th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 5 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The series offers listeners an intimate radio experience through music and storytelling. Each episode centers around a singular theme, and explores the myriad ways that the deepest connections in our lives can be expressed through music. More about the series.

The idea of home can mean many things: it can describe our history, our roots, and our culture. Composers have often been influenced and inspired by the places and traditions they associate with home, as well as the places that most fascinate them.

In this episode, Yannick explores music from many cultures and countries around the world, including Spain, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Armenia, the different visions of America. The richness of this music reflects the many influences that come together in each composition, as well as the very personal experience of a composer inviting us to hear — and appreciate — the sounds of home.

Part 1
Albeniz, Iberia (Triana); Marc-André Hamelin 

Smetana, Má vlast (Vltava); Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Berlin Philharmonic 

Verdi, “Va pensiero” from Nabucco; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Paolo Carignani
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Carlos Chávez, Sinfonia India; Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic

 
Part 2
Komitas, Armenian Dances (Shushiki); Sahan Arzuni

Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor (II. Largo); Chineke! Orchestra

Beata Moon, “And there was morning” (I. Pastoral); Zara Lawler, Ralph Farris, and Beata Moon

Florence Price, Symphony No. 1 (I. Allegro ma non troppo); Leslie B. Dunner, New Black Repertory Ensemble

Stay tuned for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI 90.1 at 1 PM: Wizards, Sorcerers and Magic!

You can hear the show for up to two weeks after the initial broadcast on WRTI's Two-Week Music Archive. Just click here!

"This Week with Yannick" airs Sundays from 12 noon to 1 PM, July 12th to August 30th on WRTI 90.1, and is presented by WQXR, New York City's classical music station and WRTI. The series is produced by Merrin Lazyan, producer of the critically acclaimed podcast Aria Code.