Saturday, October 1, 2016
Here’s the next in the series of Bartok for Europe , played by the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche last night. This was the downstairs area. The galleries were completely vacant. Of the 400 seats available about 120 were occupied, according to a visitor. And perhaps half of those were paid for. Poor Bartok. UPDATE: The programme was: JOSEPH HAYDN – Symphony No. 52 in C minor SÁNDOR VERESS – Passacaglia concertante MOZART – Oboe Concerto in C Major KV 314 BARTÓK – Divertimento for strings
Executive director David Snead: Of the $13 million raised, “$8.3 million was for endowment, which will result in a quadrupling of the corpus, and another $5.2 million was raised for a new Strategic Initiatives Fund that is financing a triple-digit increase in education programs, national touring, 6 CD’s, growth in staff, new audience development initiatives such as these videos and online streaming of concerts and market research and a new brand strategy, increases in artistic budget, the commissioning of a new work by Gabriela Frank together with the Library of Congress, infrastructure and capacity growth etc. And the number of new subscribers has doubled in one year. As a result of all this, H+H has grown from a $3 million operation to a $5 million operation in the course of just a few years, all while posting 6 consecutive balanced budgets. So yes, the joint is transformed.”
Under the supervision of renowned pedagogue Markand Thakar, up to 10 Fellows will conduct the internationally acclaimed Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in works by Mozart, Elgar, Haydn, and Beethoven. A number of Associates will also be accepted. Associates participate in all activities outside of conducting the ensembles. The Winter Conducting Workshop, held on the campus […]
Pierre Boulez once told me that Mozart was ‘trivial’ and he would never waste his time conducting such music. At the New York Philharmonic, he added, he persuaded them to substitute Haydn for Mozart. This was in 1985. Now, a diligent Slipped Disc reader has come up with the facts, which are not quite as Pierre remembered them. Boulez conducted these works by Mozart with the NY Phil (source: NY Phil digital archives), in all, 33 performances of Mozart: ADAGIO AND FUGUE, STRING QUARTET, C MIN, K.546 (QUART./STR. ORCH.) (5) CONCERTO, CLARINET, A MAJOR, K.622 (1) CONCERTO, FLUTE AND HARP IN C, K.297C (OLD K.299) (1) CONCERTO, FLUTE NO. 1, G MAJOR, K.285C (OLD K.313) (1) CONCERTO, HORN NO. 2, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.417 (2) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 09, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.271 (JEUNEHOMME) (2) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 10, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.316A (OLD K.365) (2 PIANOS) (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 15, B-FLAT MAJOR, K.450 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 19, F MAJOR, K.459 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 20, D MINOR, K.466 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 24, C MINOR, K.491 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 27, B-FLAT MAJOR, K.595 (2) CONCERTO, VIOLIN NO. 3, G MAJOR, K.216 (2) CONCERTO, VIOLIN NO. 5, A MAJOR, K.219 (1) COSÌ FAN TUTTE (OVERTURE), K.588 (1) MAGIC FLUTE, THE (OVERTURE), K.620 (1) QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 23, F MAJOR, K.590 (1) RONDO, PIANO, D MAJOR, K.382 (1) SERENADE NO. 9, D MAJOR, K.320, “POSTHORN” (2) SERENADE NO. 12, C MINOR, K.384A (OLD K.388) (1) SINFONIA CONCERTANTE, VLN/VLA, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.320D (K.364) (1) SYMPHONY NO. 36, C MAJOR, K.425, “LINZ” (2) SYMPHONY NO. 39, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.543 (1) SYMPHONY NO. 40, G MINOR, K.550 (1) VORREI SPIEGARVI OH DIO, K.418 (1) Also, According to the Proms archive, he conducted several Mozart concertos. There is a live recording of the coronation concerto with Clifford Curzon: He recorded some early Mozart concertos with The Domaine Musicale and Yvonne Loriod who was making a complete cycle. Finally, who could forget this remarkable performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with Maria Joao Pires and the Berlin Phil?
Experience the glory of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony during September 14 to 17. Also on this program is Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 and Haydn’s light-hearted Symphony No. 69. Venue: Legion of Honor – Florence Gould Theater Address: 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121 Date: Wed September 14, 2016 8:00pm City: San Francisco Price Range: $38–$158 Tickets: (415) 864-6000 Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Additional Dates: Fri September 16, 2016 8:00pm Legion of Honor – Florence Gould Theater Thu September 15, 2016 8:00pm Legion of Honor – Florence Gould Theater Sat September 17, 2016 8:00pm Legion of Honor – Florence Gould Theater
I frequently bring you symphonic music, chamber music, or instrumental music that favors strings or piano. Yet… I love the wind instruments. As an example,,I am nuts about the serenade for wind instruments by Mozart, and there is one by Haydn, as well. Time for a change, as I bring you today music for clarinet and piano: The performer is Bettina Aust, Clarinet, and she plays the following: Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 Burgmüller, N: Duo for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 15 Françaix: Tema con variazioni for clarinet & piano Widmann, J: Fantasie Played by Bettina Aust (clarinet), and Robert Aust (piano) Listening to Bettina Aust’s Playing, I like the depth and thoughtfulness of her performance. On this CD, Bettina Aust teams up with her brother in an excellent duet, sounding out the full potential of both instruments in every moment – simply delightful! Here is music from Bettina Aust’s debut CD:
Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 - 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form. A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Hungarian aristocratic Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe. Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, himself a highly regarded composer, and Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor. He was also a close friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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