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The Truman Piano

03/06/12 11:00AM By Walter Parker

photo: Truman Library and Museum, Independence, MO
Margaret Truman Daniel and her piano
In 1956 former President Harry S. Truman gave a piano to his newly married daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel.  It remained in her New York City apartment until the year she died, 2008.  It has since been donated to the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association. 

At 11 this morning, we'll speak with Margaret's youngest son, Thom Daniel, about the piano and how it came to Vermont; and we'll hear Arthur DeQuasie play Debussy's Claire de lune on it.

The piano will be dedicated at a special concert Wednesday evening.

Playlist

9:01am

Symphony #95 in c, HOB 1/95
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 104 & 95
Record co./Cat #: London 417330
 
 

9:24am

Jeux d'enfants ("Children's Games")
Composer: Georges Bizet
Soloists: Katia & Marielle Labeque, piano duo
CD/Album: Bizet - Ravel - Faure - Katia & Marielle Labeque
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420159
 
 

9:48am

Air for Violin and String Orchestra
Composer: Henry Cowell
Ensemble: Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle
Conductor: Alun Francis
Soloists: Marjorie Kransberg Talvi, violin
CD/Album: Henry Dixon Cowell: Music for Strings
Record co./Cat #: CPO 999222
 
 

9:54am

Fiddler's Jig
Composer: Henry Cowell
Ensemble: Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle
Conductor: Alun Francis
Soloists: Marjorie Kransberg Talvi, violin
CD/Album: Henry Dixon Cowell: Music for Strings
Record co./Cat #: CPO 999222
 
 

10:02am

Water Night
Composer: Eric Whitacre
Ensemble: Brigham Young University Singers
Conductor: Ron Staheli
CD/Album: Eric Whitacre: The Complete A Cappella Choral Works (1991-2001)
Record co./Cat #: Arsis 147
 
 

10:07am

Three Flower Songs: With a Lily in Your Hand
Composer: Eric Whitacre
Ensemble: Brigham Young University Singers
Conductor: Ron Staheli
CD/Album: Eric Whitacre: The Complete A Cappella Choral Works (1991-2001)
Record co./Cat #: Arsis 147
 
 

10:11am

Symphony #4 in f, Op. 36
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4
Record co./Cat #: Sony 39065
 
 

10:53am

Oboe Concerto in Eb
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe
CD/Album: Mozart/Bellini/R. Strauss: Oboenkonzerte
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429750
 
 

11:01am

Thom Daniel interview
 
 

11:06am

Suite Bergamasque: Claire de lune
Composer: Claude Debussy
Soloists: Arthur DeQuasie, piano
CD/Album: Arthur DeQuasie Plays Claire de lune
Record co./Cat #: VPR 2012-03-06
 
 

11:13am

Platee: Suite (selections)
Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Ensemble: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
CD/Album: Suites from Platee & Dardanus
Record co./Cat #: Conifer 51313
 
 

11:37am

Violin Sonata #2 in A, Op. 100
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Stefan Jackiw, violin ; Max Levinson, piano
CD/Album: Stefan Jackiw: Brahms Complete Violin Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Sony 70397
 
 

12:01pm

Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
CD/Album: Wagner: Orchestral Music
Record co./Cat #: EMI 86248
 
 

12:09pm

L'Horloge de Flore
Composer: Jean Francaix
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Conductor: Mathias Monius
Soloists: Albrecht Mayer, oboe
CD/Album: Bonjour Paris: Albrecht Mayer
Record co./Cat #: London 4782564
 
 

12:28pm

String Symphony #9 in C
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: Streichersinfonien Nr. 8 - 9 - 10
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437528
 
 

12:53pm

Waldesrauchen (Forest Murmurs) and Consolation #2
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Nelson Freire, piano
CD/Album: Nelson Freire - Liszt: Harmonies du soir
Record co./Cat #: London Decca 4782728
 
 

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