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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Mitsuko Uchida



Mitsuko Uchida – Marlboro Music Participant, piano, Co-Artistic Director
Piano soloist, served as leadership for Marlboro for 25 years.
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Jonathan Biss



Jonathan Biss – Marlboro Music Participant, piano, Co-Artistic Director
Piano soloist, teacher, and writer
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Christopher Serkin



Christopher Serkin – President and Chair of the Board of Trustees
Grandson of Rudolf Serkin, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Anthony Checchia & Benita Valente



Anthony Checchia – Marlboro Music, Senior Administrator Emeritus
General Manager for 50 plus years, Founding Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Chamber Society

Benita Valente - Marlboro Music Participant, soprano
Distinguished vocalist who made her debut at Marlboro with Rudolf Serkin
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Frank Salomon



Frank Salomon – Senior Administrator
Served with Marlboro for more than fifty years
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Alisa Belzer



Alisa Belzer – Marlboro Music, Scheduling Director
Professor, Department of Learning and Teaching, Rutgers University
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Karen Kloster



Karen Kloster – Marlboro Music, Operations Director
Tour Coordinator for Columbia Artists
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Samuel Rhodes



Samuel Rhodes – Marlboro Music Participant, viola
Participated in Marlboro Music Festival since 1960, past violist Juilliard String Quartet
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Marcy Rosen



Marcy Rosen – Marlboro Music Participant, cello
Member of the Mendelssohn Quartet, Assistant Professor of Cello at the Aaron Copland School of Music & Faculty at Mannes College of Music
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Peter Wiley



Peter Wiley – Marlboro Music Participant, cello
Professor Bard College Conservatory, University of Maryland, and the Curtis Institute of Music – Guarneri String Quartet
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Joseph Lin



Joseph Lin – Marlboro Music Participant, violin - with his three young boys
Professor Juilliard School of Music and past first violin of Juilliard String Quartet
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Hsin-Yun Huang & Lucas Amory



Hsin-Yun Huang - Marlboro Music Participant, viola
Professor Juilliard School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, soloist with Berlin Radio orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Bogota Philharmonic, NCPA Orchestra in Beijing, plus others
Lucas Amory – (Marlboro family, not a participant) son of Marlboro Music participant Hsin-Yun Huang, pianist
attended the Kaufman Center's Special Music School
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Steven Dibner



Steven Dibner – Marlboro Music Participant, bassoon
Associate Principal Bassoon, San Francisco Symphony
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Frank Rosenwein & Radovan Vlatković



Frank Rosenwein – Marlboro Music Participant, oboe
Principal Oboe, Cleveland Orchestra

Radovan Vlatković – Marlboro Music Participant, French horn
Professor at Mozarteum and Reina Sofia School of Music
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Sally Chisholm



Sally Chisholm – Marlboro Music Participant, viola
Pro Arte Quartet, Professor of Viola, and artist in residence at UW, Madison
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Lydia Brown



Lydia Brown – Marlboro Music Participant, piano, and oversees Marlboro’s vocal program
Collaborative Piano Chair at Juilliard School
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Alexander Hersh



Alexander Hersh – Marlboro Music Participant, cello
New York International Artists Association Competition winner
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Tessa Lark



Tessa Lark – Marlboro Music Participant, violin
Avery Fisher Career Grant, and Naumburg International Violin Competition winner
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Stephen Tavani



Stephen Tavani – Marlboro Music Participant, violin
Assistant Concertmaster at the Cleveland Orchestra
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Yi Qun Xu



Yi Qun Xu – Marlboro Music Participant, cello
Passionate Chamber musician who has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Ralph Kirshbaum, and the list goes on
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Exploring Music Visits Marlboro Music – Matthew Zalkind



Matthew Zalkind – Marlboro Music Participant, cello
Assistant Professor at the University of Denver
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Puzzle for the Week of January 28





"Pacific Overtures"



In this Pacific-themed quiz, your anagramming powers will be tested! For each of the five lines below, remove one letter, then rearrange the remaining letters to make the name of a composer from either New Zealand or Australia. For example, if you are given CHOPPER ROULETTES, you could remove an O, and rearrange the remaining letters to get Peter Sculthorpe.


As an added bonus, the five letters that are removed can themselves be rearranged to create the name of a country on the Pacific Ocean. What country is it?




  1. FARMER GARTH

  2. HIYA, MERMAID

  3. CAREERING PORGY

  4. GLOBULAR SUNDIAL

  5. WILD SHANGHAI ELITE



Be sure to listen to this week’s Exploring Music programs as Bill McGlaughlin continues his tour around the Pacific Rim.




By James Andrewes



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Puzzle for the Week of January 14



 

                                    “The Symphony, Part 10: Scriabin to Barber”



Russian composer Alexander Scriabin time-travels to the present day, where he takes a limousine tour of Manhattan. Astonished at the bustling modern city, he looks out the window and sees something he’s never seen before. It instantly brings music to his inner ear; specifically, the opening chord of Beethoven’s seventh symphony. A moment later, that harmony disappears and the final chord of Mahler’s first symphony rings in his ears. A few seconds later, that fades and he hears the opening sounds of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.

What had he seen out the window?

While you’re thinking, head over to the website to enjoy Scriabin’s third symphony and to learn more about the interesting sensory phenomenon that influenced his later works.
https://exploringmusic.wfmt.com/listen-to-the-show/208/symphony-part-10-alexander-scriabin-to-samuel-barber/

 
By James Andrewes
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Puzzle for the Week of January 7


“Beethoven Quartets”


Six string playing friends organize an evening to play through Beethoven’s masterful early quartets, op. 18. Knowing that this will take some time and energy, each of them brings some food or drink to help them get through the evening. The first friend brings fajitas. The second brings some goulash. The third friend brings donuts, while the fourth supplies champagne. The fifth musician brings apples. What might the sixth friend have brought?

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Puzzle of the Week, by James Andrewes


Puzzle of the Week, by James Andrewes


An isogram is a word that contains no repeated letters, eg. 'amulet', 'unleash', 'flamingo', 'nightmare' or 'trampoline'. The longer the isogram, the more impressive! In contrast, words like 'symphony' (with 2 y’s), or 'explore' (with 2 e’s), are not isograms.


Your challenge is to think of composers whose surnames are isograms. Holst, with 5 letters, and Delius, with 6 letters, are relatively short examples. Can you think of composers whose surnames are 7, 8, and 9 letters long, and contain no repeated letters? Can you go as high as 10 or 11 letters?


While you're thinking, have a listen to Exploring Music's program on Delius and Holst on the website:

https://exploringmusic.wfmt.com/…/two-very-different-world…/
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