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David Dalle
Thursday April 18th, 2013 with David Dalle
3-hour edition with Vivaldi Recomposed, Pandit Jasraj, Moroccan, Klezmer and more

Because Vivaldi's Four Seasons--very popular throughout Europe in the decades after it was composed in 1723--was revived in the early 20th century to become one of the most famous classical pieces, it just begs for reworking and modification. British composer Max Richter did not simply create a Vivaldi pastiche, but composed a new work with mostly new material and a few themes from the original. His 'Four Seasons' with electronic, minimalist, and popular influences is a beautiful work. When I bought this new recording in the fall of 2012, I loved it and wanted to play it on my show, but was not sure how best to present it. I decided to keep with the poetic and seasonal theme and play one concerto each season, starting with spring. I also decided to play it alongside the original Vivaldi for contrast and comparison, and I chose this really standout recording by Italian violinist Fabio Biondi with his ensemble Europa Galante.
Starting today's show with one of my favourite Hindusthani vocalists, Pandit Jasraj.
Rag Bilaskhani Todi
Pandit Jasraj, Nizamuddin Khan - Vocal - RPG
Granada Doaba - Granada Doaba - Gnawledge
El Arte De Escuchar
Granada Doaba - Granada Doaba - Gnawledge
El Hombre y el Saidi
Hossam Ramzy & Jose Luis Monton - Flamenco Arabe 2 - ARC
Egyptian Project - Ya Amar - Six Degrees
Wa Yedda Wabrid
Lakri - Chants imazighen du Maroc - Blue SIlver
Ahwas n'ayt mgun
Anonymous - Maroc: Musique berbere du Haut-Atlas et de l'Anti-Atlas - Le Chant du Monde
Concerto RV 269 'La Primavera'
Antonio Vivaldi/Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione - Virgin
Max Richter/Daniel Hope, Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin, Andre de Ridder - Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Deutsche Grammophon
We will not be hearing a symphony by Alfred Schnittke this month, so to make up for that, here are two short chamber works tying in with the Vivaldi violin concerto and the idea of recomposing older well-known pieces with his parody/tribue to Mozart and Paganini.
Moz-Art for 2 violins
Alfred Schnittke/Oleh Krysa, Alexandr Fischer - Chamber Music - BIS
A Paganini for violin solo
Alfred Schnittke/Oleh Krysa - Chamber Music - BIS
Continuing until 5p.m. filling in for Janis.