Tag Archives: String orchestra

A Far Cry – Janacek – Idyll Suite for String Orchestra


A Far Cry – Janacek – Idyll Suite for String Orchestra

Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile for Cello and String Orchestra


Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile in B major,  for Cello and String Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria: Bist Du bei mir (“be, thou, with me) BWV 508 , great compositions/performances


Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria: Bist Du bei mir “be, thou, with me”, BWV 508

Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava (Die Moldau) – gesamt: great compositions/performances


Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava (Die Moldau) – gesamt

Ion Voicu – Felmake music part of your life series: Mendelssohn – Concerto In E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64


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Ion Voicu – Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto In E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64

 

make music part of your life series: Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲 (amateur string orchestra playing in Nagoya Japan.)


“I dedicate this music that fills my heart with  joy to all my friends with all my love, appreciation and hope for a better tomorrow!”

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Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲

The movements of the suite are:

  1. Praeludium (Allegro vivace) 00:00
  2. Sarabande (Andante) 03:01
  3. Gavotte (Allegretto) 08:27
  4. Air (Andante religioso) 12:31
  5. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio) 20:21

Nagoya Streichersolisten Summer Concert 2012 directed By Kato Akira
We are the amateur string orchestra playing in Nagoya Japan.
Summer concerts are held once a year.
http://ngs.sakuraweb.com

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Statue of Holberg in Bergen, Norway

Statue of Holberg in Bergen, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Holberg Suite, Op. 40, more properly “From Holberg’s Time” (Norwegian: Fra Holbergs tid, German: Aus Holbergs Zeit), subtitled “Suite in olden style” (Norwegian: Suite i gammel stil, German: Suite im alten Stil), is a suite of five movements based on eighteenth century dance forms, written by Edvard Grieg in 1884 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Danish-Norwegian humanist playwright Ludvig Holberg.

It exemplifies

Edvard Grieg, who was a strong influence on De...

Edvard Grieg, who was a strong influence on Delius’s earlier music (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

nineteenth century music which makes use of musical styles and forms from the preceding century. It can be compared with Franz Liszt‘s À la Chapelle Sixtine, S.360 (1862) and contrasted with later neoclassical works.

The Holberg Suite was originally composed for the piano, but a year later was adapted for string orchestra. The suite consists of an introduction and a set of dances. It is a charming, early essay in neo-classicism, an attempt to echo as much as was known in Grieg’s time of the music of Holberg’s era.[1]

Although it is not as famous as Grieg’s incidental music from Peer Gynt, which is itself usually performed as arranged in a pair of suites, many critics regard the works as of equal merit.[2

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: E.Grieg:2 Elegiac Melodies, for string orchestra, Op.34-2 Last Spring


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E.Grieg:2 Elegiac Melodies, for string orchestra, Op.34-2 Last Spring

 

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Great Composers/Compositions: GEORGE WALKER: “Lyric for Strings” (Original Version)


One of Walker’s best-known early works was “Lyric” for String Orchestra. It was originally the 2nd movement, ‘Molto Adagio,’ of his String Quartet No. 1 (1946), and is performed here in that original version.
The Son Sonora String Quartet: Ashley Horne and Airi Yoshioka, violins;
Liu-Wien Ting, viola; Leo Grinhauz, cello
from Albany TROY1082 (2009)
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Chamber works from this Pulitzer Prize winning composer.
Continuing Albany Records’ series of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker, this recording focuses on his chamber music. The music ranges from his first string quartet composed in 1946 to the piano sonata composed in 1985. Walker is the recipient of six honorary doctoral degrees and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
Contents:
George Walker, composer
String Quartet No. 1
Son Sonora String Quartet
George Walker, composer
String Quartet No. 2
Son Sonora String Quartet
George Walker, composer
Piano Sonata No. 4
Frederick Moyer, piano
George Walker, composer
Songs
James Martin, baritone, George Walker, piano 
Review:
“The piano sonata is a stunning, spacious work. Walker is at his finest in the songs. Each one is a gem. …James Martin’s warm baritone, concise diction, and wide variety of colors are a perfect match for these songs.” (American Record Guide)
“From this CD one would conclude that [George Walker] is versatile, technically adept, and extremely skillful at changing styles…” (Fanfare)

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Yo-Yo Ma Plays Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile



Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile for Cello Solo and String Orchestra, Op. Posthumous

Cello: Yo-Yo Ma

 

Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40



00:00  Praludium 
03:01   Sarabande 
08:27   Gavotte
12:31    Air
20:21   Rigaudon
Nagoya Streichersolisten Summer Concert 2012 directed By Kato Akira

We are the amateur string orchestra playing in Nagoya Japan.
Summer concerts are held once a year.
http://ngs.sakuraweb.com

 

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile


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Edgar L. Bainton: Pavane, Idyll and Bacchanal, for string orchestra, with flute & tambourine ad libitum



Edgar L. Bainton: Pavane, Idyll and Bacchanal, for string orchestra, with flute & tambourine ad libitum
Paul Daniel / BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Edgar Leslie Bainton (14 February 1880 – 8 December 1956) was a British composer, most celebrated for his church music. Perhaps his most famous piece is the liturgical anthem And I saw a new heaven, but during recent years Bainton’s other musical works – neglected for decades – have been increasingly often heard in the concert repertoire.

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Today’s Birthday: Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)



Gerald Finzi – Eclogue for Piano and Strings  Performed by the English String Orchestra

Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July 1901 – 27 September 1956) was a British composer. Finzi is best known as a song-writer, but also wrote in other genres. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string orchestra, and his concertos for cello and clarinet. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Finzi)

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