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Music & Sound - Concerts

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Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 "The Emperor" by Beethoven

Performed by: Jon Kimura Parker, piano, the Banff Festival Orchestra, conducted by Henk Guittart as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations at The Banff Centre in 2008. Recorded by James Clements-Seeley and Nathan Chandler.

40mins

4 Feb 2011

Rank #1

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Baroque specialist and violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch leads Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, but not before she shares her thoughts on the latter. Host: Kimberly Lamontagne. Recording Engineers: Etienne Decreuse and Sophia Gould.

16mins

12 Jul 2011

Rank #2

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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven

38mins

14 Dec 2010

Rank #3

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Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major by Haydn

Performed by: Jens Lindemann, trumpet, the Banff Festival Orchestra and conducted by Lior Shambadal. Part of the the Banff Festival Orchestra Program, this concert was recorded by Florian Krentz and Alejandra Bernal.

16mins

14 Nov 2010

Rank #4

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Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, by Debussy and Sonata in D Minor by Szymanowski

This concert was recorded by Theresa Kuntz and Phillipe Parenteau.

37mins

28 Oct 2009

Rank #5

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String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn

Tinalley String Quartet, winners of the 2007 Banff International String Quartet Competition: Adam Chalabi, 1st violin, Lerida Delbridge, 2nd violin, Justin Williams, viola and Michelle Wood, cello.

32mins

20 Mar 2009

Rank #6

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Dvorak's Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105

The Zemlinsky Quartet: František SOUČEK, 1st violin, Petr STŘÍŽEK, 2nd violin, Petr HOLMAN, viola and Vladimír FORTIN, violoncello.

31mins

16 Apr 2009

Rank #7

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Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 by Ernest Chausson

Jessa Runciman speaks to Taylor Strande about her decision to become a soprano, the vocal challenges of performing chamber music (especially at a high altitude), and her emotional connection to Ernest Chausson's "Chanson Perpétuelle." Strande's performance of the work at Rolston Recital Hall follows.

15mins

28 Jun 2011

Rank #8

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String Quartet no. 3 by Bela Bartok ; Two Songs, op. 91, by Johannes Brahms

26mins

23 Jul 2009

Rank #9

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String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 by Mendelssohn

Performed by Quatuor Hermes: Omer Bouchez and Elise Liu, violin, Yung-Hsin Chang, viola and Anthony Kondo, cello. Part of the Fall Creative Music Residency, this concert was recorded by Cain McCormack and Alejandro Merodio.

32mins

8 Dec 2010

Rank #10

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Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 by Robert Schumann

18mins

2 Apr 2009

Rank #11

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Performances from the 2009 International Jazz Workshop : Part II

On this podcast: "Shikia" by Eden Bareket, "Hillsville" by Sam Anning, "Nostalgia" by Russell Moore, "Welp" by David Meier, "Mountain Peace" by Matthew Berril and "Texture" by Maren Selvag. Performed by: Eden Bareket Octet: Matthew Berrill, saxophone, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, saxophone, Eden Bareket, saxophone, Russell Moore, trumpet, Petr Zelenka, guitar, Michal Vanoucek, piano, Sam Anning, bass, Adam Arruda, drums, and Sound Circus : Meredith Bates, violin, Alison Chesley, cello, Teddy Raven, saxophone, Matthew Berrill, saxophone, Maren Selvag, piano, Yannick Peeters, bass and David Meier, drums.

48mins

10 Sep 2009

Rank #12

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Sonata for violin and piano in E-flat Major, Op. 82 by Edward Elgar

29mins

2 Sep 2009

Rank #13

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Chaconne in D Minor by Bach

Performed by: Emily Westell, violin. Part of the final concert of the Fall Creative Music Residency at The Banff Centre, this concert was recorded by Nolan Bouvier and Aspen Beveridge.

15mins

18 Jan 2011

Rank #14

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Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns

17-year-old violinist Timothy Chooi talks Saint-Saëns, brotherhood, and the 5-year plan with Kimberly Lamontagne. Listen for Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28 afterwards. Host: Kimberly Lamontagne. Recording Engineers: Etienne Decreuse and Konrad Glas

11mins

15 Jul 2011

Rank #15

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Fantasy in C Major for violin and piano by Schubert

Performed by: Jasmin Arakawa, piano, and Bartosz Woroch, violin as part of the Winter Creative Music Residency. Recorded by Daniel Keinath and Cain McCormack.

31mins

22 Feb 2011

Rank #16

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Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 by Bedrich Smetana

Join Kimberly Lamontagne as she speaks with James Parker about the Trio Cleonice performing Bedrich Smetana's piano trio as part of this year's Chamber Music Residency.

31mins

24 Jun 2011

Rank #17

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Octet in E flat Major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn

First and second place winners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet competition, the Cecilia and Afiara string quartets come together to perform Mendelssohn's Octet Op. 20. Host: Kimberly Lamontagne. Recording Engineers: Padraig Buttner-Schnirer & Daniel Meyer

33mins

5 Jul 2011

Rank #18

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Trio in A minor, Op. 50 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Recorded live in Rolston Recital Hall. Barry Shiffman, violin; Andres Diaz, cello; Jeanie Chung, piano

49mins

29 Jul 2011

Rank #19

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Kolja Lessing at The Banff Centre - Part 2: Solo Piano Improvisation & Telemann's Fantasia

Kolja Lessing goes back in time with Artistic Director of Summer Music Programs, Barry Shiffman to discuss the work of Telemann and Lessing's first ever improvisation for solo piano performed at The Banff Centre.

25mins

2 Aug 2011

Rank #20