Playlist 20 September

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Artist. Song. Disk. Year. Label.

Altius Quartet. String Quartet No 7: Allegretto & Lento. Shostakovich. 2017. Navona.

Tempest Trio. Piano Trio No 2 in G minor: Scherzo: Presto. Dvorak Piano Trios 2. 2017. Naxos.

Patrick Messina et al. Clara Schumann: Deri Romanzen Op 22. Schumann: Music for Clarinet. 2017. Aparte.

Alan Rinehart. Il Trovatore. Verdi’s Guitar. 2017. Ravello.

Carducci String Quartet. Gilbert: Haven of Mysteries: Structures in Stone. Bracing Change. 2017. NMC.

Schiff & Gerhard Opitz. Brahms: Sonata No 2 F-dur fur violoncello und klavier: Allegro. Hommage a Heinrich Schiff. 2017. NEOS.

Aleksander Debicz & Marcin Zdunik. Improvisation VI. Bach Stories. 2017. warner classics.

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Edinburgh’s crowdsourced symphony made with MIT apps

From the BBC:

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Edinburgh is about to host the first performance of Festival City – Europe’s first symphony to be composed using crowdsourced sounds and arrangements suggested by the public via specially-created computer apps.

It is the creation of Tod Machover – a professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab whose team previously helped create computer games Guitar Hero and Rock Band as well as technologies used by musicians Peter Gabriel, Prince and Yo-Yo Ma.

The 12-minute piece is being premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival and will be played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), led by music director Peter Oundjian. The two men previously worked on a similar project for Toronto.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-23852228/edinburgh-s-crowdsourced-symphony-made-with-mit-apps

 

Playlist 13 September

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Artist. Song. Disk. Year. Label.

Altius Quartet. String Quartet No 7: Allegro – Allegretto. Shostakovich. 2017. Navona.

Patrick Messina et al. In der Nacht. Schumann: Music for Clarinet. 2017. Aparte.

Aleksander Debicz & Marcin Zdunik. Erbarm dich, o Herre Gott. Bach Stories. 2017. Warner Classics.

Alan Rinehart. La Traviata (The fallen woman). Verdi’s Guitar. 2017. Ravello.

Heinrich Schiff & Gerhard Oppitz. Schumann: Adagio und Allegro As-Dur Op 70: Rasch und feurig. Hommage a Heinrich Schiff. 2017. NEOS.

Tempest Trio. Piano Trio No 2 in G minor: Largo. Dvorak Piano Trios 2. 2017. Naxos.

Carducci String Quartet. Gilbert: Haven of Mysteries: Reflections. Bracing Change. 2017. NMC.

Playlist 6 September

Only Strings begins the fall semester today at a new time: 2 -3 pm Central.

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Bridge String Quartet. String Quartet No. 1 “Hommage à Hukvaldy”: IV. Allegro vivace. Colin Twigg: Chamber Music. 2017. Toccata Classics.

Aleksander Debicz & Marcin Zdunik. Nun kommder Heiden Heiland BWV 659. Bach Stories. 2017. warner classics.

Patrick Messina et al. Drei Romanzen Op 94. Schumann: Music for Clarinet. 2017. Aparte.

Heinrich Schiff & SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden. Prokofieff: Montagues & Capulets. Hommage a Heinrich Schiff. 2017. NEOS.

Scott Brickman. Partita for violin and piano. I.. 96 Strings and 2 Whistles. 2016. Ravello.

Tempest Trio. Piano Trio 1 in B flat major: Finale: allegro vivace. Dvorak Piano Trios 2. 2017. Naxos.

JACK Quartet. Simon Holt: 3rd Quartet #6: Night’s mantle descends. Bracing Change. 2017. NMC.

Pierre Genisson & Quartet 212. Clarinet Quintet in a Major, K. 581, II. Larghetto. How I Met Mozart. 2017. Aparte

 

Oakwood Chamber Players Opens New Season this Weekend

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Madison’s Oakwood Chamber Players opens the fall season Saturday and Sunday with a new theme and some new faces. This season’s theme is Journey: “Journey with composers whose music encompasses the animation and anticipation at departure and beyond.”

Core musicians are, from left, Marilyn Chohaney, Amanda King Szczys, Leyla Sanyer, Anne Aley, Nancy Mackenzie, Maggie Darby Townsend. Guest players for the inaugural concerts will include Maureen McCarty, violin; Joseph Ross, piano; and Sharon Tenhundfeld, viola.

The program for Saturday, Sept. 9. and Sunday, Sept. 10:
Johann Strauss-Arnold Schoenberg — KaiserWalzer for mixed ensemble
Bruce Broughton — Primer for Malachi for mixed ensemble
Max Reger — Serenade for flute, violin and viola
Alexander Arutiunian — Concert Waltz for winds and piano
Chick Corea — Trio for flute, bassoon and piano