Music with Minnesotans: Katie Sisneros

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
August 5, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. — Katie Sisneros is moving toward her Ph.D. in English at the University of Minnesota. Her field of study is 17th- and 18th-century English ballads. The stories contained in these entertaining pieces come to life whenever she talks about them. Perhaps it helps that she's also a writer of sometimes irreverent prose. You'll find it difficult not to sing along with her infectious playlist.

Traditional Ballad: "Robin Hood and the Bishop" sung by Kathy Meizel

Traditional Ballad: " A Merry Ballad of a Rich Maid" sung by Kathy Meizel

Traditional Ballad: "Courage Crowned with Conquest" sung by Andrew Riggin (online source)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight) "Presto Agitato" with Wilhelm Kempff, piano. DG 415 834

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A "Rondo alla Turca" with Maria Joao Pirez, piano. DG 439 520

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