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Short Cuts: Selections from WQXR’s Elliott Forrest

Originally Aired: Friday, April 17, 2020

Lang Lang

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WQXR’s Elliott Forrest has hosted some of the most illustrious artists and most dazzling live performances on The Greene Space stage over the years – from Broadway stars to titans of jazz to icons of classical music.

We asked him to curate a playlist of favorite performances he’s hosted. Tune in to our encore video stream at 4pm ET to see his selections, which include highlights from internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis; the stars of Broadway’s An American in Paris; world-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang; the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet; and the stars of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.

Tune in to the live stream below at 1pm ET:

The Emerson String Quartet: 1st mvt of Shostakovich Fourth Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet: 4th mvt of Beethoven Opus 130 (Alla danza tedesca)

The Emerson String Quartet: Purcell Chacony (edited by Benjamin Britten)

Lang Lang: “Un Sospiro” by Listz

Lang Lang: Claude Debussy’s “Rêverie”

Lang Lang: Beethoven’s “Für Elise”

Lang Lang: Felix Mendelssohn’s “Spinning Song”

Wynton Marsalis & Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: “Comes Love”

Wynton Marsalis & Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: “Free To Be”

Steven Sondheim’s Passion: “I Wish I Could Forget You”

Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’: “(Not) Getting Married Today”

An American in Paris: “Who Cares For You, For Me, Forevermore”

An American in Paris: “S’Wonderful”

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