Geoff Nuttall and his Spoleto Chamber Music mates go Baroque with a performance of one of the most unappreciated musical gifts in history, played by a group Nuttall calls the “Spoleto Festival USA Baroque All-Stars." Also on this edition of Carolina Classics comes Rossini's William Tell Overture, and Dvorak's Serenade in D minor for winds.
Bach Geoff Nuttall and his Spoleto Chamber Music mates go Baroque with a performance of one of the most unappreciated musical gifts in history, played by a group Nuttall calls the “Spoleto Festival USA Baroque All-Stars,” soloists Daniel Philips, violin, Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; and harpsichordist Pedja Muzijevic.
Chopin This piece was written by the 19-year-old Fryderyk Chopin for a young piano-playing princess to “show off her fingers.” Cellist Leonard Rose came along several decades ago to beef up the cello part, played here by cellist Alisa Weilerstein, with Inon Barnatan on the piano.
Mozart Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violinist Daniel Philips, violist Barry Shiffman, and cellist Christopher Costanza perform Mozart’s Flute Quartet in G major from the stage of the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, S.C.
Rossini Trumpet calls and all, this performance of the William Tell Overture, was performed in June 2009 by the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Smith.
GIOACHINO ROSSINI: William Tell Overture Stephen Smith, conductor, Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Dvorak Dvorak’s Serenade in D minor for winds has been an ever-enchanting audience favorite since the Czech composer wrote it in 1878. Faculty of the Brevard Music Center performed the piece as a part of the Brevard Music Festival’s chamber music concerts.
ANTONIN DVORAK: Serenade in D minor for Winds Eric Ohlsson & Evelyn Sedlack, oboe Steven Cohen & Jonathan Cohen, clarinet William Ludwig & Genevieve Beaulieu, bassoons Robert Rydel, Joshua Paulus & Daniel Omer, horns Phillip Emmons, assistant horn April Dannelly, cello Craig Brown, bass
Handel This two-guitar arrangement of Handel’s Suite in A minor was performed by Charleston guitarists Marc Regnier and Marco Sator at First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston as part of the 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Suite in A minor, arr. Two Guitars Marc Regnier, guitar Marco Sator, guitar