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Gene De Lisa
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Last night on Independence Mall, Opera Philadelphia showed an HD broadcast of their current production of La Traviata. Here is the online program. Here is their “preview” video. To be perfectly honest, ordinarily I would have passed on attending yet another performance of La Traviata. But there is something fun about hearing/watching all’aperto while eating…
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I know that I have no chance at all to win the New Yorker’s caption contest with this submission. But, I couldn’t resist this one, so I’m sharing it here.
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Mark Laycock conducts the English Chamber Orchestra with Ofer Falk and Stephanie Gonley as soloists in Philadelphia for a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. The evening will also feature Robin Holloway’s Ode for four winds, commissioned for the ECO 30 years ago. This will be a benefit concert for Musicopia. Musicopia’s mission description: “to bring…
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Robin Holloway (1943-) Born October 19, 1943 in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom. Ode for 4 Winds and Strings, Op. 45 Composed 1980. Instrumentation: 2 Oboes (doubling on English Horn), 2 Horns, Strings. Duration: ~ 15 minutes. Robin Holloway was a lecturer in music at Cambridge University between 1975 and 2011, teaching many well-known composers…
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Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Born June 2, 1857 in Broadheath, (near Worcester) England. Died February 23, 1934 in Worcester. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 Composed 1888 – May 1892. Instrumentation: Violins I & II, Viola, Violoncello, Bass. Duration: ~ 12 minutes. The Serenade is possibly a re-working of the now lost Three Pieces…
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria. Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 (320d) Composed Summer, 1779. Instrumentation: Solo Violin, Solo Viola, 2 oboes, 2 horns, Violins I & II, Viola, Violoncello, Bass. Duration: ~ 30 minutes. Mozart loathed working for the Archbishop of Salzburg, Hieronymous…
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Program Notes for Mozart's Symphony No. 29
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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Born May 7, 1833 in Hamburg Germany. Died April 3, 1897 in Vienna Austria. Akademische Festouvertüre Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80. Composed Summer 1880. First Performance: January 4, 1881 at Breslau with Brahms conducting. Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba,…
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Johann Sebastian Bach Born March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. Died July 28, 1750 in Leipzig, Germany. Gloria sei dir gesungen from Cantata BWV 140, Wachet Auf! ruft uns die Stimme. First (and only) Performance: November 25, 1731 at the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig. Instrumentation: Soprano, Tenor, Bass soloists, SATB choir, and orchestra: 2 oboes, English horn,…
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It was the usual uneventful Wednesday. Not much going on besides a Netflix disc that came in the mail. That is, until this appeared in my Facebook Newsfeed from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Facebook page. “Originally scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night concert tonight, Yannick and the Orchestra will instead make a FREE “pop-up”…
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