Beethoven: New Discoveries and Fond Farewells, Part I

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Veridis Quartet

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The Veridis Quartet represents the New England Conservatory as part of the NEC Honors Ensemble Program. Coached by violist Roger Tapping, this quartet makes its radio debut in the Fraser Performance Studio, hosted by WCRB's Brian McCreath.

On the program:

Franz Josef Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor"
  Allegro
  Poco adagio; cantabile
  Menuetto. Allegro
  Finale. Presto


Veridis Quartet: Yoonhee Lee and Laura Liu, violins; Steven Larala, viola; Daniel Mitnitsky, cello

(photo by Jesse Weiner, courtesy of NEC)


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Classical New England throws a birthday party for Beethoven, with some of the most delicate, beautiful, and touching music the composer wrote.

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Equale for Trombone Quartet, WoO30, No. 1
Ron Barron, Greg Spiridopoulos, Don Lucas, Gabe Langfur, trombones

Sonata in F for Horn and Piano, Op. 17
William Purvis, horn; Mihae Lee, piano

Three Irish and Welsh Songs:

  • Cupid's Kindness, WoO 155 No. 2
  • The Kiss, Dear Maid, Thy Lip Has Left, WoO 153, No. 9
  • Come Draw We Round the Cheerful Ring,  WoO 152 No. 8

William Hite, Tenor; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Brian Howard, cello; Bryce Milano, mandolin

Sonatina in C for Mandolin & fortepiano, WoO 44a
Adagio in E flat  for Mandolin & fortepiano, WoO 43b
Bryce Milano, mandolin; Sylvia Berry, Fortepiano 

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