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Sunday, September 24, 2017


My Classical Notes

September 20

More Mozart from Alina Ibragimova

My Classical NotesI want to share with you today that Volume 4 in the series of violin and piano sonatas by Mozart is now published. The artists are Cedric Tiberghien, piano and Alina Ibragimova, Violin. And wonderful music it is, indeed. The selections combine early works withnat least one later work, the K378. We get to listen to the following: Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 26 in B flat major, K378 Violin Sonata No. 11 in Eb major, KV26 Violin Sonata No. 13 in C, K28 Violin Sonata No. 8 in F major, K13 Violin Sonata No. 20 in C major, K303 Six Variations in G minor on ‘Hélas, j’ai perdu mon amant’, K360 Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, K8 Violin Sonata No. 25 in F major, K377 Violin Sonata No. 30 in C major, K403 arr. Maximilian Stadler All performed by Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano) This is a series which continues to redefine the standards by which these works should be performed. As before, the music spans most of Mozart’s life, from 1763—when he was just seven years old—to 1782, and (another) unfinished present written for his new wife Constanze. Gramophone Magazing wrote: “Performers and engineers alike have made sure that the one instrument doesn’t swamp or outshine the other, and that neither is unduly spotlit. It all sounds and feels utterly natural…The whole enterprise is near-impossible to fault. Six sonatas left now to complete the cycle, a set that will surely become the modern reference recording.” Here are highlights from this recording:

Meeting in Music

Today

Missa Solemnis - 1791 (Haselböck)

Coronation Mass for Leopold II in Prague - Sept. 1791 Hypothetical reconstruction of the Mass featuring music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806) Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809) Padre Giovanni Martini (1706-1784) Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akadamie (Period Instruments) Novalis 150 087-2 (1992) [Flac & Scans, No Log]




The Well-Tempered Ear

Yesterday

Classical music: The annual showcase benefit for University Opera, with student performers and famed bass-baritone alumnus Sam Handley, is this Sunday afternoon

By Jacob Stockinger Students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison ’s opera program will present the annual “Showcase Concert” of songs and arias this Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society of Madison’s Meeting House, 900 University Bay Drive. They will be joined by bass-baritone Sam Handley (below top), a well-known alumnus now living in Chicago, and accompanist Daniel Fung (below bottom). The program includes: Samuel Handley in the “Calumny” aria from Rossini’s “Barber of Seville ” and the song “Her Face” from Merrill’s show “Carnival” John McHugh in “Donne mie” (Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”) Shaddai Solidum in “The Jewel Song” (Gounod’s “Faust”) Grace Subat in “Far From the Home I Love” (Bock’s “Fiddler on the Roof “) Sarah Kendall in “Mi chiamano Mimì” (Puccini ’s “La Bohème “) Benjamin Liupaogo (below) in the “Flower Song” (Bizet’s “Carmen”) Liza Shapin in “I Walked in the Path Where Jesus Walked” Matthew Chastain in “Questo amor” (Puccini’s “Edgar”) Yanzelmalee Rivera in “Dondi lieta” (Puccini’s “La Bohème”) Also the trio “Soave sia il vento ” (from Mozart’s “Così fan tutti”) will be sung by Solidum, Subat and Handley; and the duet “Libiamo ” (from Verdi’s “La Traviata “) will be sung by Rivera and Liupaogo. Sam Handley has been praised for “his rich, burnished” voice and the “genuine emotional depth of his characterizations.” The Houston Chronicle has described his “vivid and polished singing” as “leaving the audience panting.”) You can hear him in the YouTube video at the bottom, where he sings the “Calumny” aria that he will also perform at this event. A contribution of $30 at the door ($10 for students) is requested for this benefit concert. A reception of chocolate, cheese, wine and punch will follow the concert and is included in the donation. (Below are the participants from last year with David Ronis, third from left in the back row, who is the director of the University Opera.) Tagged: alumni , alumnus , aria , Arts , Barber of Seville , baritone , bass , Bizet , Bock , Campus , Carmen , cheese , Chicago , chocolate , Classical music , Cosi fan tutte , Daniel Fung , director , donation , duet , Education , Faust , Fiddler on the Roof , First Unitarian Society of Madison , flower , Gounod , Home , Houston , Houston Chronicle , Jacob Stockinger , Jesus , jewel , La bohème , La Traviata , Love , Madison , Mimi , Mozart , Music , Music education , opera , Piano , Puccini , punch , reception , review , Rossini , Sam Handley , showcase , song , spiritual , Student , trio , United States , University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music , University of Wisconsin–Madison , University Opera , Verdi , vocal music , Wine , Wisconsin , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , YouTube

The Well-Tempered Ear

September 21

Classical music: The Madison-based wind quintet Black Marigold performs two concerts this Friday night and Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon, the Edgewood College Chamber Orchestra performs

By Jacob Stockinger Here is another twofer preview because of so many events happening this weekend. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS The Madison-based wind quintet Black Marigold (below, in a photo by Vincent Fuh) will perform two concerts this Friday and Saturday nights. The program features wind music of the 19th and 21st centuries. Here are the two performances: This Friday night, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.; Arts & Literature Laboratory; 2021 Winnebago Street; $8 in advance, $10 at the door; Tickets: http://blackmarigold.bpt.me/ The program includes Five Stick$ (2014) by Columbian composer Víctor Agudelo; Petit Suite(1889) by French composer Claude Debussy; and flights (selections) of Beer Music (2016), a suite of short pieces inspired by Madison area microbrews by American composer Brian DuFord (below). Vote for your favorite beer! Choose your favorite beer and we’ll perform the top six as a flight of Beer Music. Don’t know which is your favorite yet? Check out our “Tasting Notes” and see what strikes your fancy. Vote HERE There is an additional FREE performance: This Saturday night, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community; 331 West Main Street, three blocks off the Capitol Square; http://www.retirement.org/madison/; Free admission, presented by Capitol Lakes Facebook event links are: Arts & Literature Lab, Sept. 22; Capitol Lakes, Sept. 23 SUNDAY AFTERNOON This Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, the Edgewood College Chamber Orchestra will present its fall concert. Admission is $5, free with Edgewood College ID. Edgewood College professor Blake Walter (below) will conduct the orchestra in the first concert of its 2017-18 season. The program includes: the Overture to “Iolanthe” by Sir Arthur Sullivan; the Suite from Gabriel Faure’s incidental music to the play by Maurice Maeterlinck, entitled “Pelleas and Melisande,” as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s popular Symphony No. 40 in G minor. You can hear and see a really cool graphic depiction of the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in the YouTube video at the bottom.) Founded in 1993 via a generous endowment established by benefactors William O. Hart and Vernon Sell, the Edgewood College Chamber Orchestra fulfills a unique role in the Madison community, providing high-quality performances and unique educational opportunities. The ensemble is the permanent, in-house chamber orchestra at Edgewood College. Edgewood College’s Music Department has been recognized by the readers of Madison Magazine with the Best of Madison 2017 Silver Award. Tagged: 19th century , 21st century , America , American , Arts , award , Bassoon , Beer , beer music , Black Marigold , Blake Walter , Brian DuFord , Capitol Lakes , Capitol Lakes Retirement Community , Chamber music , chamber orchestra , clarinet , Classical music , college , Columbia , community , composer , Debussy , department , depiction , Edgewood College , Edgewood College Chamber Orchestra , Education , ensemble , Faure , flute , France , French , graphic , Horn , incidental music , Iolanthe , Jacob Stockinger , literature , Madison , Madison Magazine , Maurice Maeterlinck , microbrew , Mozart , Music , Music education , Oboe , opera , Orchestra , Overture , Pelleas et Melisande , piece , play , professor , silver , Sir Arthur Sullivan , Suite , symphony , Symphony No. 40 , Symphony No. 40 (Mozart) , United States , University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music , University of Wisconsin–Madison , Vernon Sell , Victor Agudelo , Viola , Violin , wind music , winds , Wisconsin , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , YouTube



Royal Opera House

September 21

What did you think of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte live in cinemas 2017?

Susan Platts as Third Lady, Roderick Williams as Papageno, Angela Simkin as Second Lady, and Rebecca Evans as First Lady In Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera Season 2017/18 © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton. @RoyalOperaHouse the #ROHZauberflote production is absolutely impecable! Being so close to the screen allows you to savour every detail! ???? — Camila Fuentes Díaz (@CamiFuentesD) September 20, 2017 Roderick Williams is brilliant! I love his Papageno! #ROHzauberflote — Josué Zúñiga Muñoz (@GilGalaad) September 20, 2017 Superlative soprano Sabine Devielhe is a stunning, gleefully powerful Queen of the Night. #ROHzauberflote — S. Ossa-Richardson (@LilyPlum) September 20, 2017 Rebecca Evans as First Lady, and Sabine Devieilhe as Queen of the Night In Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera Season 2017/18 © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton. At the screening of The Magic Flute in Exmouth. The costuming and staging is gorgeous! Amazing voices as well #ROHzauberflote — Grace Hebditch (@grebditch) September 20, 2017 Genuinely funny and beautifully sung! Loving it #ROHzauberflote — Tim Cain (@SCaTEresearch) September 20, 2017 Blown away by the beauty of the stage, costumes and performances! Loving it, so funny and romantic...#italy #ROHzauberflote — Fernandez Daniela (@ErikaDiCaro) September 20, 2017 Mauro Peter as Tamino In Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera Season 2017/18 © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton. Stunning #ROHzauberflote . Full of delight. Esp loved Sarastro, @Sviceridor &Papagena (though she was gorgeous thr'out not just post reveal!) — Lizzie Coulter (@lizziecoulter) September 20, 2017 #ROHzauberflote tamino swipes right for pamina...job done! Fabulous evening :) — Liz Charalambous (@lizcharalambou) September 20, 2017 Queen of the Night's Aria from Act II is not leaving my head any time soon ???? #ROHzauberflote — Kate ⛰ ⛏ (@kateejamieson) September 20, 2017 Die Zauberflöte runs until 14 October 2017. Tickets are still available . The next cinema relay in our Season is La bohème on 3 October 2017. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list .

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 – 1791)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 - 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of Mozart's death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons. Mozart learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate. His influence on subsequent Western art music is profound. Beethoven wrote his own early compositions in the shadow of Mozart, of whom Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."



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