2020 Recap

January 2, 2021, 11:00 am

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The 2020 wall calendar from WFMT's 2019 Fall Membership Drive, with the words "No More 2020" scrawled on in sharpie.

On the first Introductions of 2021, we look back at the music-making that happened in the rather strange year of 2020. We have home recordings, competition winners, young local performers getting shoulder-tapped for Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, new albums and singles, and Introductions in the Community collaborations with The People’s Music School and Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative. Enjoy this whistlestop tour through nearly two dozen recordings of compositions from the late Baroque to last year.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011
II. Allemande
Noah Chen, cello
From October 3, 2020

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012
I. Prelude
Beatrice Chen, viola
From October 10, 2020

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15
I. Allegro molto moderato (excerpt)
Aurora Piano Quartet: Sidney Lee, violin; Elinor Detmer, viola; Amelia Zitoun, cello; Colin Song, piano
From June 13, 2020

Heike Beckmann: Uptime
III. Fast Swing
Purple Hippopotami: Katherine Chen, Natalia Kozintseva, Emma Krause & Nina Touboul, flutes
From May 16, 2020

Emilie Mayer: Notturno, Op. 48/2
Masha Lakisova, violin; Lyudmila Lakisova, piano
From the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert of November 11, 2020

Guadalupe Trigo arr. Rigoberto Alfaro: Mi Ciudad
Marco Villela, voice; Mariachi Herencia de México
From June 27, 2020

Sami Gershenhorn: Emotions of COVID-19 Lockdown
Sami Gershenhorn, piano
From July 4, 2020

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 120
III. Allegretto grazioso
José Vidal, clarinet; Matthew Hagle, piano
From November 28, 2020

Lowell Liebermann: Flute Concerto, Op. 39
III. Presto
Anika Veda, flute; Beilin Han, piano
From October 31, 2020

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007
III. Courante
Jaz Rios, marimba
From November 28, 2020

This playlist does not include numerous excerpts of other 2020 performances. Some music in the radio broadcast is excluded from the podcast version for copyright reasons.