December 25, 2007 "Rising Stars 2007/Xuefei Yang Interview"
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This week's program features music by some rising stars, and an interview with the young
Chinese virtuoso Xuefei Yang. The program begins with a two guitar arrangement of the first
movement of Mozart's piano sonata in D, K284, by Canada's HK Duo: Drew Henderson and Michael Kolk.
Formed in 1996, the celebrated Iowa-based chamber music group Red Cedar Trio is Jan Boland,
flute, David Miller, viola, and John Dowdall, guitar. In 1893, Antonin Dvorak composed
his "American" String Quartet in F major during a Summer spent in Spillville, Iowa. In 2004,
Red Cedar's flutist Jan Boland commissioned 15 Iowa composers to write a one-minute variation
on a theme from scherzo movement of Dvorak's "American" String Quartet in F. Led by
composer-in-residence Jerry Owen, the other composers heard in the work are:
Jan Boland, Jonathan Chenette, Peter Hamlin, Robert Lindsey Nassif, Michael Gilbertson,
Lyle Dockendorff, Tracey Rush, Lucas Gullickson, Michael Daugherty, Donald Chamberlain,
Peter Bloesch, Dan Knight, Harvey Sollberger, and Pat Smith.
In an interview recorded in February of 2007, the young Chinese virtuoso Xuefei Yang
discusses the popular guitar arrangement of Isaac AlbenizŐs "Asturias", and the challenges of
The program concludes with Richard Rodney Smoot's "SOHO: Orpheus in the Underworld" for guitar,
orchestra and singing bowl, featuring guitarist Christopher Teves and the Moravian Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Vit Micka.
Public Radio Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 1300 ET
Program ID# 07-D65-00052
Title: Rising Stars 2007/Xuefei Yang Interview
Total length: 58:57
In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:40
Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)
Mozart: Sonata in D, K284: Allegro
HK Guitar Duo
(HK Duo 20673-30032)
Group: Spillville Variations on theme of Dvorak
Red Cedar Trio
(Fleur de Son 57974)
Interview Xuefei Yang:
"I tell you what... ...explore new repertoire as well. It's a
question of balance."
Xuefei Yang, guitar
Smoot: SOHO: Orpheus in the Underworld
Christopher Teves, guitar
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Vit Mika, conductor
CLOSING THEME/FUNDING CREDITS