Performing this Week
Jon Kimura Parker
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Summer 2011 — Program 4
Welcome to the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series production blog, home of program out takes, artist commentary, and other related tangents we like to call "web extras."
In week 4 of our concert broadcasts, violinist William Preucil joined forces with cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. They played an 1891 work by Antonín Dvorák, the Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90. That's the one known as the "Dumky Trio" for all the Bohemian dances that flavor its melodies. First though, pianist Yuja Wang performed a set of short pieces Alexander Scriabin composed between 1895 and 1903. Inspired by Chopin and Liszt early on, in time Scriabin developed his own highly original musical voice, driven and inspired to a great extent by his own experiences with synesthesia. Scriabin grew increasingly interested in expressing extra-musical aspects involving all the senses, and creating events which would invite the other senses to participate, from the eyes to the taste buds, and everything else!
PS - These nationally syndicated radio concerts of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival can be heard in the Chicago area Saturdays at 5pm, from April through June 2011, on 98.7 WFMT. You can also listen anywhere there's Internet. WFMT provides free, live streaming at wfmt.com and via a free, downloadable app for your iPhone.
Prelude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11 (1895)
Prelude in B Minor, Op. 13, No. 6 (1895)
Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 11, No. 12 (1895)
Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 9 (1894)
Počme in F-sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1 (1903)
- Yuja Wang, piano
Marc tells Kerry that he finds Scriabin to be a very interesting character, especially later in his career when the composer experimented with expressing an all-encompassing artistic experience through his music, including "colors and music and everything else."
Was Scriabin a Synaesthete? Galeyev & Vanechkina have an opinion which you can find by clicking here.
Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky" (1891)
- William Preucil, violin
- Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
- Jon Kimura Parker, piano