October 2, 2007 "Eliot Fisk, JoAnn Falletta Interviews"
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This week's program features interviews with American virtuoso & Segovia protege Eliot Fisk and
one of America's leading conductors and guitarist JoAnn Falletta.
The program begins with Brazil's Quarternaglia Guitar Quartet performing Sergio Molina's
"Sweet Mineira", based on movie themes by Milton Nascimento.
In candid interview, Eliot Fisk laments how the present-day quest for perfect performances has
led to a lack of spontaneity and boring concerts.
Buffalo Philharmonic conductor JoAnn Falletta relates the expressions of surprise by others
upon learning that she is a guitarist. Maestro Falletta discusses how being a classical guitarist
shaped her approach to conducting.
The program concludes with Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati's rhythmic "Lun-Duos",
performed by fellow Brazilian musicians, Quaternaglia.
Public Radio Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 1300 Eastern Time digital stereo channel:
Program ID# 07-D65-00040
Title: Eliot Fisk, JoAnn Falletta Interviews
Total length: 58:58
In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:58
Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)
Molina: Sweet Mineira on themes of Nascimento
Quaternaglia guitar quartet
Interview with Eliot Fisk:
"Virtuosity in music is about being spontaneous... ...my mind falls asleep when someone's not being creative on the stage."
Scarlatti: Sonatas K27, K164, K96
Interview with JoAnn Falletta:
"People are always surprised when they find out I'm a guitarist... ...and that's a very useful tool for a conductor to learn."
Matiegka: Notturno, op. 21
JoAnn Falletta, guitar
Debra Wendells-Cross, flute
Robert Alemany, clarinet
Quarternaglia Guitar Quartert
CLOSING THEME/FUNDING CREDITS