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Aaron Wunsch & Julia Bruskin – Co-Artistic Directors, Skaneateles Festival

Aaron Wunsch & Julia Bruskin – Co-Artistic Directors, Skaneateles Festival
Favorite Works Playlist

Pianist Aaron Wunsch and cellist Julia Bruskin have been Artistic Directors of the Skaneateles Festival since 2015.  In addition to bringing “World Class Music by the Lake” to Central New York every year, they are sharing the music they look to in these challenging times.


  1. S. Bach
    1. Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, arranged by Gyorgy Kurtag for piano four hands
    2. Takahachi Lehmann Duo
  2. Olivier Messiaen
    1. Quartet for the End of Time, Mvt. 5 (Praise to the Eternity of Jesus)
    2. Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; John Lenehan, piano
  3. Arvo Part
    1. Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror)
    2. Angele Dubeau, violin; louise-Andre Baril, piano
  4. Maurice Ravel
    1. Piano Concerto in G Major, Mvt. II – Adagio assai
    2. Martha Argerich, piano; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado, conductor
  5. Maurice Ravel
    1. Mother Goose Suite, Mvt. V – The Fairy’s Garden
    2. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; JoAnne Falletta, conductor
  6. Gabriel Faure
    1. Piano Trio, Op. 120, Mvt. II – Andantino
    2. Beaux Arts Trio
  7. Johannes Brahms
    1. Ein deustches Requiem, Mvt. I – Blessed are they who carry sorrow
    2. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
  8. Franz Schubert
    1. Impromptu No. 3, D. 935, Op. 142
    2. Maria Joao Pires, piano
  9. Charles Ives
    1. Piano Sonata No. 2 – The Alcotts
    2. Charles Ives, piano
  10. Leonard Bernstein
    1. Make Our Garden Grow, from Candide
    2. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  11. Felix Mendelssohn
    1. Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66 – Finale
    2. Claremont Trio
  12. Ludwig van Beethoven
    1. Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 – Mvt. 1
    2. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
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