A Preview of the 2011 Rockport Chamber Music Festival

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Avi Avital's Between Worlds

Avi Avital's Between Worlds

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Quatuor Zaïde

Quatuor Zaïde

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The Zaïde Quartet, from France and visiting Boston for a residency at the New England Conservatory's Professional String Quartet Training Program, visits the Fraser Performance Studio and host Cathy Fuller.

On the program:

Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10: I. Animé et très décidé

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 23

Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10: II. Assez vif et bien rhythmé

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

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The Norwegian pianist joins Cathy Fuller in our Fraser Performance Studio with works by Enrique Granados, Frederic Chopin, and Edvard Grieg, as well as an in-depth look at Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, which Andsnes performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Beethoven: New Discoveries and Fond Farewells, Part II

Beethoven: New Discoveries and Fond Farewells, Part II

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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.

On Part II of the program:

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, Op. 81a, "Les Adieux"
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

An die ferne Geliebte
William Hite, tenor;  Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Beethoven: New Discoveries and Fond Farewells, Part I

Beethoven: New Discoveries and Fond Farewells, Part I

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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.

On Part I of the program:

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   

The Cypress Quartet

The Cypress Quartet

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The Cypress Quartet performs Dvorak and Barber


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Cathy Fuller and a studio audience welcome musicians performing at this year's Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

On the program:

Brahms:   Intermezzi, Op. 117, No. 1 in E-flat;  Op. 118, No. 1 in A minor;  Op. 118 No. 6 in E-flat minor - David Deveau, piano

Ziporyn:  from "Four Impersonations":  Honshirabe and Thum Nyatiti - Evan Ziporyn, clarinet

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel:  Piano Trio in D, Op. 11 - Claremont Trio

Liszt:  Etudes de concert, S. 145:  Waldesrauschen and Gnomenreigen - George Li, piano

Liszt:  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor - George Li, piano

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