MBG 13-10: Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge
In this episode of NMFBG, we take the show on the road to New York City and the celebrated avant-garde cabaret known as (Le) Poisson Rouge. We hear excerpts from a concert given there in April of 2013, by members of the Bowling Green New Music Ensemble (pictured), including Scarlatti-inspired pieces by Sebastian Courrier. Also, a piano tour-de-force by Christopher Dietz that documents the raucous rehearsal period leading up to the premiere of Stravinsky's infamous Rite of Spring.
Music heard in this episode:
Currier: Scarlatti Cadences & Brainstorm (Laura Melton, piano)
Higdon: Dark Wood (Susan Nelson, bassoon; Penny Thompson Kruse, violin; Alan Smith, cello; Thomas Rosenkranz, piano)
Nelson: They Wash Their Ambassadors in Citrus and Fennel (Elizabeth Pearse, soprano)
Dietz: Until the End, My Dear (Thomas Rosenkranz, piano)