Carolina Classics 2010 May 31



A Brevard Reunion:
Henry Janiec, one of the most important musical figures in both the Carolinas, is the special guest conductor at a July 2009 Brevard Music Festival concert called “The Three Maestros,” uniting Brevard’s three living Music Directors: current director Keith Lockhart, his predecessor David Effron, and Janiec, who lead the BMC for thirty years. Janiec conducts the BMC Orchestra in Don Juan, Op. 20, by Richard Strauss.

RICHARD STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op. 20
Henry Janiec, conductor, Brevard Music Center Orchestra





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Bach’s Sweet Spot:
"…when playing in a chamber group was, surprisingly, the viola."  J.S. once wrote he liked to “sit in the middle of the harmony.” Steven Tenenbom sits in Bach’s honorary chair in this Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Spoleto veteran Daniel Phillips is also part of the ensemble that features harpsichordist John Gibbons and flutist Ransom Wilson.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg No. 5
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Daniel Phillips
, viola; John Gibbons, harpsichord; Ransom Wilson, flute

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Upshaw sings Górecki:
To mark both Memorial Day and the pending arrival of soprano Dawn Upshaw at the Spoleto Chamber Music series, we’ll hear the multi-Grammy winner in one of her signature performances…as the soloist in Polish composer Henry Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, the “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” The haunting and beautiful middle movement uses as a text a prayer to the Virgin Mary found etched on the wall of a Nazi prison cell. We’ll hear a special concert performance from the Aspen Music Festival, with David Zinman conducting soloist Upshaw and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

HENRY GORECKI: Symphony No. 3, ii
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Aspen Festival Orchestra, David Zinman, conductor

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Wadsworth on Haydn:
From the 2009 Spoleto Chamber Music Series, Charles Wadsworth introduces Haydn’s “London” Trio in D as only the longtime Spoleto Chamber Music series director can. It’s then performed by flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Stephen Prutsman.

FRANZ HAYDN: Trio in D
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Stephen Prutsman, piano



Cinderella:
In tribute to the magic being created by the Colla Marionette Theatre troupe from Milan, who will be presenting their own distinctive take on the fairy-tale story of Cinderella, we’ll hear the Mazurka, Cinderella’s arrival at the Ball, and Grand Waltz from Sergie Prokofiev’s version. The Russian National Orchestra is led by Mikhail Pletnev.

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Duet of the Prince & Cinderella with Closing Love Scene
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev conductor

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Greenville Symphony plays Beethoven:
Music Director Edvard Tchivzel conducts the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 4 by Beethoven. Recorded in concert at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4
Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzel, conductor