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historic musical bits: BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 ‘Archduke’ | E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich | 1956


BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 ‘Archduke’ | E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich | 1956

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make music part of your life series: Franz Anton Rösler (Rosetti). Symphony in D major, A12


Franz Anton Rösler (Rosetti). Symphony in D major, A12

Historic Musical Bits: Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2 in d minor op. 22 Isaac Stern and Philadelphia Orchestra-Eugene Ormandy: conductor-1957


Isaak Stern plays Wieniawski-Violin Concerto No. 2 in d minor op. 22 

historic musical bits: Jacqueline du Pré, Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op.104 , great compositions/performances


Jacqueline du Pré, Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op.104

Schubert Piano Sonata No 5 in A flat, D 557 Andras Schiff , great compositions/performances


Schubert Piano Sonata No 5 in A flat, D 557 Andras Schiff

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 ‘Archduke’ – E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich, 1956 , great compositions/performances


BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 ‘Archduke’ – E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich, 1956

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 – Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子), great compositions/performances ( 偉大な組成物/公演)


Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 – Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子)

Movements:

  1. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato

  2. Adagio

  3. Finale: Allegro energico

Wieniawski-Violin Concerto No. 2 in d minor op. 22: great compositions/performances


WieniawskiViolin Concerto No. 2 in d minor op. 22

GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in A major, D 664 (Op. 120) / Klára Würtz, piano.


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Klára Würtz, piano.
Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in A major, D 664 (Op. 120)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro

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Edvard Grieg – Symphonic Dances / Daneses Symphoniques



Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norge

Symphonic Dances on Norwegian motifs, Op. 64
– Danses symphoniques sur des motifs norvégiens, op. 64

I. Allegro moderato e marcato
II. Allegro grazioso
III. Allegro giocoso
IV. Andante – Allegro molto e risoluto

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi

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Great Compositions/Performances: Schubert – Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (Performed by Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1990))



Franz Schubert (1797-1828):
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (1822)
1. Allegro moderato – 00:00 
2. Andante con moto – 13:32
Performed by Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1990).
Painting: Wanderer in the Storm, Karl Julius von Leypold

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Fabulous Compositions/Composers: Franz Schubert – 6 Moment Musicaux, D 780


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Six moments musicauxD 780 (Op. 94) is a collection of six short pieces for solo piano composed by Franz Schubert. The movements are as follows:

  1. Moderato in C major
  2. Andantino in A-flat major
  3. Allegro moderato in F minor
  4. Moderato in C-sharp minor
  5. Allegro vivace in F minor
  6. Allegretto in A-flat major

Along with the Impromptus, they are among the most frequently played of all Schubert’s piano music, and have been recorded many times. No. 3 in F minor has been arranged by Leopold Godowsky and others.

It has been said that Schubert was deeply influenced in writing these pieces by the Impromptus, Op. 7, of Jan Václav Voříšek (1822).[1][2]

They were published by Leidersorf in Vienna in 1828, under the title “Six Momens [sic] musicals [sic]”. The correct French forms are now usually used – moments(instead of momens), and musicaux (instead of musicals). The sixth number was published in 1824 in a Christmas album under the title Les plaintes d’un troubadour.[2]

 

Mikhail Pletnev & Soloists Ensemble play Glinka: Grand Sextet in E flat major for piano, string quartet and double bass



Mikhail Pletnev & Soloists Ensemble play Glinka Grand Sextet in E flat major for piano, string quartet and double bass.  Recording in 1993 by Olympia.
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Alexei Bruni, violin
Mikhail Moshkunov, violin
Andrei Kevorkov, viola
Erik Pozdeev, cello
Nikolai Gorbunov, double bass
I. Allegro
II. Andante – (attacca). 
III. Finale. Allegro con spirito

Franz Schubert Piano Sonatas D557, D575, D894, András Schiff



Franz Schubert Piano Sonatas D557, D575, D894

CD4
Sonata in A flat major D557 0:0012:41
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
Sonata in B major D575 12:4137:50
4. Allegro ma non troppo
5. Andante
6. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio
7. Allegro giusto
Sonata in G major D894 37:50
8. Molto moderato e cantabile
9. Andante
10. Menuetto: Allegro moderato – Trio
11. Allegretto 

András Schiff Piano

 

Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793) Cello Concerto in D major (Badley D3) Tim Hugh Cello


Leopold Hofmann Cello Concerto in D major (Badley D3) Tim Hugh Cello

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio un poco andante
3. Allegro molto

Tim Hugh Violoncello, Conductor
Northern Sinfonia
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Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata no. 5, D 557 – Wilhelm Kempff



Franz Schubert
1797-1828

Piano Sonata no. 5, D. 557
in A flat major / As-dur / en La bemol majeur

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro

Friday Night at the Concert: Dvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G major (Prague String Quartet)


1. Allegro moderato (0:07)
2. Adagio ma non troppo (9:26)
3. Molto vivace (20:25)
4. Finale (26:59)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 

Antonín Dvořák composed his String Quartet No. 13 in G majorOp. 106, (B. 192), between November and December 9, 1895. 1895 was an eventful year for him: he returned to Europe from America and his sister-in-law and first love both died. Upon finishing the String Quartet No. 13 in G major, he took back up his fourteenth in A-flat major, which he had begun before this quartet and finished it on December 30 of that year. The fourteenth quartet was published with the opus number 105.

The string quartet contains four movements and lasts around 35 minutes. The movements are as follows:

  • Allegro moderato in G major and 2/4 time
  • Adagio ma non troppo in E-flat major and 3/8 time
  • Molto vivace in B minor and 3/4 time, more like a rondo with episodes in A flat major and D major for trios than a typical scherzo, as is more often found in this place in a string quartet in the Romantic music era.
  • Finale. Andante sostenuto – Allegro con fuoco The brief Andante sostenuto is in 4/4 “common” time, introduces a finale in 2/4 time, and interrupts it toward the end of the work. The finale is in the work’s main key of G major.

H. Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 (Kobayashi)


Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Miki Kobayashi, violin
Orkiestra Kameralna Polskiego Radia Amadeus
Agnieszka Duczmal, conductor

Recorded at Auditorium Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznan, 2011

 
 

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, by the Polish violin virtuosoHenryk Wieniawski, may have been started in 1856, but the first performance did not take place until November 27, 1862, when he played it in St. Petersburg with Anton Rubinstein conducting. It was published in 1879, inscribed to his dear friend Pablo de Sarasate. The work is in three movements:

  1. Allegro moderato in D minor
  2. Romance: Andante non troppo in B flat major
  3. Allegro con fuoco – Allegro moderato (à la Zingara) in D minor/D major

Both main elements of the first movement, its sombre, restless first subject, and its lyrical pendant (begun by a solo horn) are discussed freely and subject to dazzling embellishments by the solo violin. This movement includes a demanding variety of technique, including chromatic glissandi, double stops, arpeggios, sixths, octaves, thirds, chromatic scales, and artificial harmonics, not to mention a myriad of bowing techniques. The beat is based on a 4/4 or common time.

The slow movement, a Romance, follows without a break. It is based on a lilting tune in 12/8 time and rises to an impassioned central climax.

A rhapsodic passage marked Allegro con fuoco and mainly a solo cadenza, leads to the finale, a dashing rondo in the gypsy style, which quotes the first movement’s subsidiary theme in the course of its second and third episodes. The final movement implements a 2/4 time, which allows the violinists to emphasize certain notes in the beginning of some measures.

Wieniawski’s second Violin Concerto remains one of the greatest violin concertos of the Romantic era, memorable for its lush and moving melodies and harmonies.        More…

Max Bruch – Violin Concerto No.1 G minor Op.26 (Menuhin, 1961)


 

  1. VorspielAllegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Finale: Allegro energico

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 Max Bruch‘s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, is one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertory. It continues to be performed and recorded by many violinists and is arguably Bruch’s most famous composition.[1]
History

The concerto was first completed in 1866 and the first performance was given on 24 April 1866 by Otto von Königslow with Bruch himself conducting. The concerto was then considerably revised with help from celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim and completed in its present form in 1867. The premiere of the revised concerto was given by Joachim in Bremen on 5 January 1868 with Karl Martin Rheinthaler conducting.[2]       More…

 

Antonin Dvorak – American Suite, Op. 98B


Yesterday I was listening to Dvorak’s American Suite on KUSC in my way to work. I told myself how much I will enjoy sharing this glorious music with you all, with many thanks for following, and commenting, and really making me feel that I belong. So here it is: The American Suite by Antonin Dvorak, and if you enjoy it as much as I do, please share it or comment, or both!


  Antonín Leopold Dvořák: Suite In A, Op. 98B, B 190, “American” 

American Suite

 
 The American Suite in A major (Czech: Suita A dur), Op. 98b, B. 190, is an orchestral suite written in 1894–1895 by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

Dvořák initially wrote the Suite in A major for piano, Op. 98, B. 184, in New York between February 19 and March 1, 1894.[1] He orchestrated it in two parts more than a year after his return to 

English: Antonin Dvorak in Spillville (Iowa) Č...

English: Antonin Dvorak in Spillville (Iowa) Česky: Antonín Dvořák ve Spillvilu (Iowa) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the United States and immediately before his departure for Europe. The piano version was performed soon after its composition, but the orchestral version waited some years. The orchestral version of the American Suite was first played in concert in 1910 and not published until 1911, seven years after Dvořák’s death in 1904.Background

Movements

The suite is written in five movements, each with a marked rhythm:

  1. Molto vivace
  2. Allegro
  3. Moderato (alla Pollacca)
  4. Andante
  5. Allegro

Analysis and reception

As often is the case with Dvořák, the orchestral version gives the work a new breadth. The cyclic aspects of Dvořák’s composition are apparent, in that the principal theme of the first movement recurs up through the conclusion of the work. This opening theme is marked by his American-influenced style. It is difficult to determine if it comes from the typical folk music of the New World or simply of the music of the Czech emigrants, to which the Dvořák liked to listen during his stay in the United States.

This mix of American influence with Slavic tradition is also perceptible in the rhythm of the “alla Polacca” third movement, and in the last movement’s themes native to the Far East, played byflute and oboe in unison, where the orchestra passes easily from the minor theme to the major one. This final Allegro movement was used in the trailer for the adventure computergame The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.

Far from any exoticism, the art of Dvořák’s orchestral work is in the field of pure music, and it is undoubtedly for this reason that Brahms appreciated it. Even in New York, when Dvořák encouraged his pupils to work on their own folk melodies, it was authentic recreation of the popular folk musics that he called for.