Savannah Music Festival LIVE - Season Five

Series produced by Savannah Music Festival LIVE

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A series of performance highlights from the 2012 Savannah Music Festival, including chamber music with Daniel Hope & Friends, IIIrd Tyme Out, Ruthie Foster, Mike Marshall & Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile solo, Paco de Lucia and many more.

The 2012 Savannah Music Festival played host to a variety of rare regional appearances and original productions in jazz, classical, Americana and world music. Performers included the Paco de Lucia, Lucky Peterson, Freddy Cole, Brian Blade Fellowship, David Finckel, Wu Han & Philip Setzer, Kenny Barron, Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Ban, Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, and others. Of the 2012 festival, USA Today wrote: "Savannah hosts one of the top music festivals in the world, a gathering known for innovative, creative collaborations which honor Georgia roots while drawing top international performers from classical, jazz, bluegrass, Americana and other traditions to the stages of Savannah."


13 Pieces

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On paper, it wouldn't appear that the mixture of a traditional New Orleans jazz group and a classic bluegrass band on the same stage would make for...

Bought by WNMU-FM, Prairie Public, 'The Sea', and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1998, when Bela Fleck formed his renowned ensemble the Flecktones, he never dreamed the group would still be performing almost 25 years later.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Nearly a quarter of a century ago, banjo master Bela Fleck formed a band that drew on bluegrass, jazz, blues and rock, combining the talents of fou...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Struggling with illness and deafness in the final years of his life, Beethoven rose above them to create some of his most profound works. The emoti...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Throughout a lifetime of performing and composing, Edgar Meyer has turned the double bass into a modern virtuoso instrument that is equally at home...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:33
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In this episode, we listen to Antonin Dvorak's great Piano Quintet, Op. 81, performed at the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences by Menahem Pressler...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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This edition of SMF Live features selections from an all-Dvorak program that was part of the Daniel Hope & Friends series at the 2012 Savannah Musi...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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Back in the 1930s, a group of related Pentecostal churches developed an African-American gospel music tradition known as sacred steel. The steel gu...

Bought by 'The Sea', Prairie Public, KZYX, KMUW, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 5
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As arguably the greatest child prodigy the history of western music has ever known, Felix Mendelssohn produced works of extraordinary mastery throu...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The only documentation from Franz Schubert's life concerning his great string string quintet - one of the masterpieces of the chamber music literat...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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Philadelphia has been the birthplace of many great jazz musicians, including many masters of jazz. By the late 1920s, players such as Eddie Lang an...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
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Musical recitals offer listeners the opportunity to hear a collection of pieces selected by the performer. Such an occasion might feature the works...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:33
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Every now and then a musician comes along with an artistic conception that is so original, he/she is incapable of sounding like anyone else. Such i...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:02