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Classically Alive presents:

Beethoven, Bax & Beyond 

Norah Clydesdale, cello Abe Minzer, piano

Saturday, April 28, 2018  6:00 PMClassically Alive - Minzer/Schreuder Residence8 Broadmoor Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906$20 includes “not so light” refreshments and drinksPLEASE RSVP EARLY- for reservations and info please contact Abe Minzer at:aminzer@comcast.net or 229-2239http://ClassicallyAlive.com

Come join us for an evening filled with great music featuring Norah Clydesdale on the cello, Abe Minzer on piano.  So many people comment to me, how much they love the cello.  And Beethoven!, a favorite composer for so many will be featured, along with England’s best-kept secretSir Arnold Bax, plus a trio of wonderful “Beyond” composers.
Our program opens with a beautiful romantic musical poem, “Silent Woods” by Antonin Dvorak.  This work is tender, sentimental, poignant and with touches that evoke Dvorak’s Czech heritage and landscape.  Then follows a meditative work, “Two Hebraic Melodies” by Maurice Ravel, the Impressionist musical master.  The first melody, “Kaddish”, is a memorial prayer, and the beautiful cello melody, in Jewish improvisatory cantorial style, has a deep, dark, soulful tone.  The brief second melody, “The Eternal Enigma”, employs regular rhythms and recurring harmonic patterns, creating a hypnotic effect.
The major work of the first half is the Legend-Sonata by Sir Arnold Bax.  This is a rarely heard work, that cellist and pianist here are most excited to perform for Classically Alive.  Bax’s music abounds in inspired melodies with lush, sensual, romantic harmonies.  His music is a fusion of styles reminiscent of Debussy, Strauss, Rachmaninoff and others, but with something that is uniquely Bax.  The first movement of the Legend-Sonata has a fantasy-like quality with moods shifting between forceful, whimsical, sensual, mystical, veiled and ferocious, to name a few.  The second movement is slow and romantic, with memorable melodies, and is recognized as one of Bax’s most inspired efforts.   The third/final movement opens with a playful dance-like theme, and much of the movement has a fun, mischievous nature with surprises and wit throughout.  Beautiful soaring melodies with harmonic ingenuity make their appearances, and brilliant, exalted writing ends the imaginative Legend-Sonata.
The Beethoven Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano is from the composer’s late period, a time of the composer’s most sublime output.  Each of the two movements of the sonata begin slow and reflective, followed by faster, energetic music.  The slow music is mainly poetic, either expressive or sweet, as noted by the composer’s indications in the score.  The fast music in the first movement has an enigmatic, searching intense quality, while the second movement offers a lighter, happier mood.
Closing the program is the Hungarian Rhapsody of David Popper.  Popper was one of the greatest cellist of the 19th century, working Liszt, Brahms and other notables.  The Popper Rhapsody borrows theme from Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies for piano.  Popper’s heartfelt melodies evoking Eastern Europe folk and his brilliant virtuoso writing with its gypsy flair, will no doubt bring “Beethoven, Bax & Beyond” to a rousing conclusion.                               

PROGRAM
Waldesruhe (Silent Woods)                                                Antonin Dvorak (1841 -1904)
Two Hebraic Melodies (1914)                                        Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)          I: Kaddish         II: The Eternal Enigma
Legend - Sonata for Cello and Piano (1943)                 Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953)          I: Allegro risoluto         II: Lento espressivo        III: Allegro

INTERMISSION
Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1                                                                                            Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)    I: Andante - Allegro vivace         
II: Adagio - Tempo d’Andante - Allegro vivace         
Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68                                    David Popper (1843 - 1913)




*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 AT 7PM
The Clydesdale Music and Art Studio  NEW!
315A N. Santa Fe St.
81003 Pueblo, CO

S Bach Unaccompanied Suites for Cello
Suite I and II
G.Faure  Elegie
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 PREMIERE!
Dr. David Volk, Music Chair 
Colorado State University Pueblo
 

*SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 2:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church
Canon City, Colorado

JS Bach Unaccompanied Suites for Cello
Suite I and II
G.Faure  Elegie
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 PREMIERE
Dr. David Volk, Music Chair 
Colorado State University Pueblo

*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 7PM
The Clydesdale Music and Art Studio  NEW!
315A N. Santa Fe St.
81003 Pueblo, CO.

Welcoming MICHAELA PAETSCH from SWITZERLAND!!
A Program of Solo pieces for Violin - Cello 
and DUOS

Reinholdt GLIERE :  Huit MORCEAUX pour Violon et Violoncello
ENESCO : Serenade en Sourdine pour Violon et Violoncello
Carmen HABANERA arranged for Violin and Cello
JS BACH Suite in D Minor  Unaccompanied for Cello
JS Bach Sonata in D Minor for Violin


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 7PM
Classically Alive Series
Minzer Residence
Colorado Springs, CO.
 
Reinholdt GLIERE :  Huit MORCEAUX pour Violon et Violoncello
ENESCO : Serenade en Sourdine pour Violon et Violoncello
Carmen HABANERA arranged for Violin and Cello
JS BACH Suite in D Minor  Unaccompanied for Cello
JS Bach Sonata in D Minor for Violin
David VOLK Sonata for Cello and Piano
 
Three performances:

*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 at 7:00pm

Ascension Episcopal Church
Pueblo, Colorado

Prometheus Piano Trio
The Mozart Project

Mozart Trio in B-flat Major
Mozart Trio in E Major
Arvo Part's "Mozart Adagio"


*SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 at 7:00pm 
United Methodist Church
Monument
 
The First Concert of the 2017-2018 Season
When Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7 PM

Where Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church
           20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument, CO 80132

*****Special Reception******* 
prepared by pastry chef, Guy Mendel


Prometheus Piano Trio
The Mozart Project
Mozart Trio in B-flat Major
Mozart Trio in E Major
Arvo Part's "Mozart Adagio"


*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017 at 2:00pm

Christ Episcopal Church
Canon city, Colorado

Mozart Trio in B-flat Major
Mozart Trio in E Major
Arvo Part's "Mozart Adagio"
 
PROMETHEUS Piano Trio
The Mozart Project
Piano Trio in Residence at CSUP
Dr. Zahari Metchkov, Piano
Dr. Timothy HSU, Violin
Norah Joy Clydesdale, Cello

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 at 2:00pm

Christ Episcopal Church
Canon City, Colorado

JS Bach Unaccompanied Suites III and VI
Gabriel FAURE  Sonata No 1 for Cello and Piano op 109
Sonata no. 2 for Cello and Piano  PREMIERE!
La Sicilienne op 78  Gabriel Faure
Dr. David Volk, Piano

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017 at 7pm

Performing the VIVALDI CELLO CONCERTO
in G Major RV 413
with the CSU-Pueblo Orchestra
Hoag Hall

 


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