Performing this Week
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Summer 2009 — Week 4
Welcome to the cutting room floor for Week 4 of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series production blog. Here are some things that didn't make it into this week's program, and a few other things I found along the way.
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Duet in E-Flat for Viola and Cello, "mit zwei obigaten Augenglasern"
Jethro Marks, viola; Amanda Forsyth, cello
Beethoven composed the Eyeglasses Duo around the same time as he wrote the Opus 18 Quartets. Beethoven-haus-bonn.de is a digital archive where you can see, among many other things, pictures of original autographs, including this handwritten-score for Opus 18 #3.
Salve Regina (Offertorium) in A Major, D.676
Arianna Zukerman, soprano & the Miami String Quartet: Benny Kim, violin (sitting in for Ivan Chan); Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Yu Jin, viola; and Keith Robinson, cello
Marc Neikrug was really glad to have a chance to invite soprano Arianna Zukerman to sing at the Festival. Marc has known Arianna a long time by virtue of his 30-plus-year, collaborative partnership with her father, Pinchas Zukerman. Here is a clip from Marc's conversation with host Kerry Frumkin.
The Miami String Quartet accompanied Arianna Zukerman in a performance of Salve Regina in A Major, D.676 by Franz Schubert. When the first violinist needed someone to "pinch hit" for him, he called Benny Kim. Here Benny talks about the Quartet and how he came to their music-making rescue.
Someone at Vanderbilt has posted a very long list of links to Franz Schubert web sites.
Piano Trio in A Minor
Todd Phillips, violin; Timothy Eddy, cello; Benjamin Hochman, piano
He taught me to realize the possibilities and structural attempts which may by seen in my earliest works. His teaching was of unusual clarity: with him, one understood immediately that technique is not simply a scholastic abstraction. Friendship was not the only reason I dedicated the Trio to him; the homage goes directly to the teacher.
Todd Phillips relishes the opportunity to play music outside of the Orion String Quartet . He finds that collaborating with others enlivens his playing, and refreshes him for when he returns to his regular ensemble.
The pianist in this performance is Benjamin Hochman. Here's an excerpt from Marc Neikrug's conversation with Kerry Frumkin about this "interesting, young, confident" pianist.