Marlboro Music

April 22, 2024, 7:00 pm

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People at the Marlboro Music Festival

Each summer in Vermont, the sign that greets everyone coming to the Marlboro Music is “Caution: Musicians at Play.” Artistic director Mitsuko Uchida explained to Bill that Marlboro, founded in 1951, has a historic link that goes back directly to composers of the Second Viennese School, to Brahms, and all the way to Mozart and Haydn. Exploring Music’s summer visit reminded us of Mozart’s spirit when he dedicated six quartets to Papa Haydn: “Please… receive them kindly and be to them a father, guide, and friend!” Listen for this spirit of entrusting and sharing chamber music with this multi-generational family of Marlboro Music.


Episode 1

Brahms, Johannes: Trio in E-Flat, Op. 40
IV. Finale: Allegro con brio
Rudolf Serkin, piano; Myron Bloom, horn; Michael Tree, violin
Brahms – Sextet for Strings Op. 36 – Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano Op. 40
Sony SMK 46249
1:00; 6:14

Barber, Samuel: Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet, Op.31
Susan Rotholz, flute; Elaine Douvas, oboe; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Stefanie Przybylska, bassoon; Robin Graham, horn
Marlboro Music Festival—40th Anniversary Barber · 1971
Sony SMK 46250

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Sonata in B-Flat For Bassoon & Cello, K 292
III. Rondo. Allegro
Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello; Alexander Heller, bassoon
Marlboro Music Festival – 40th Anniversary Mozart Serenade No.10 K 361
Sony SMK 46248

Mendelssohn, Felix: Sonata No. 2 in D, Op. 58
IV. Molto allegro e vivace
Marcy Rosen, violoncello; Lydia Artymiw, piano
Felix Mendelssohn Complete Works for Cello & Piano
Bridge 9501

Bach, JS: Brandenburg No. 5, BMV 1050
I. Allegro (Marlboro rehearsal)
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals
Rudolf Serkin, piano

Volume II Bach – The Brandenburg Concertos
Sony SMK 46254

Bach, JS: Brandenburg No. 5, BMV 1050
 I. Allegro
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals
Rudolf Serkin, piano

Volume II Bach – The Brandenburg Concertos
Sony SMK 46254

Episode 2

Schubert, Franz: Quintet in A Major, Opus 114, D. 667, “The Trout”
IV. Andantino-Allegretto
Cynthia Raim, piano; Eunice Kim, violin; Cong Wu, viola; Peter Wiley, violoncello; Xavier Foley, double bass

Schubert, Franz: Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Opus 99, D. 898
Mitsuko Uchida, piano, Alexey Kennei, violin;  Efe Baltacigil, violoncello

Schubert, Franz: “Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen,” Op. 129, D. 965
Benita Valente, soprano; Harold Wright, clarinet; Rudolf Serkin, piano
Marlboro Music Festival – 40th Anniversary
Sony 45901

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No. 8, D. 759 “Unfinished”
I. Allegro moderato
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals
Marlboro Music Festival – 40th Anniversary
Schumann: Symphony No.2, Schubert Symphony No. 8
Sony SMK 47297

Schubert, Franz: “Heidenröslein,” D. 257
Benita Valente, soprano; Richard Goode, piano
Benita Valente – Great Singers of the 20th Century, Vol. 1
Bridge 9316

Episode 3

Roussel, Albert: Duo for Bassoon and Double Bass
Steven Dibner, bassoon; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass
0:38; 3:50

Ran, Shulamit: Lyre of Orpheus for String Sextet
Yoojin Jang, violin; Siwoo Kim, violin; Cong Wu, viola; Tanner Menees, viola; Alexander Hersh, violoncello; Marcy Rosen, violoncello

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Concerto in E-Flat For 2 Pianos, K 365
II. Andante III. Rondeau: Allegro
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Alexander Schneider
Rudolf Serkin and Peter Serkin, pianos

Marlboro Music Festival: Mozart
Sony Smk 46255

Beethoven, Ludwig Van: 12 Variations in G Major
“See, the Conquering Hero Comes”
from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45
Pablo Casals, violoncello; Rudolf Serkin, piano
Casals Edition – Beethoven
Sony SMK 58 991

Episode 4

Haydn, Joseph: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76, No. 5
I. Allegretto
Christine Lim, Alina Kobialka, violins; Kei Tojo, viola; Peter Wiley, violoncello

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Opus 114
I. Allegro
Narek Arutyunian, clarinet; Peter Wiley, violoncello; Xiaohui Yang, piano

Schoenberg, Arnold: Chamber Symphony No 1, Op. 9
Galimir, Kwak, violins; Dunham, viola; Sharp, violoncello; Davis, double bass; Renault, flute/piccolo; Vrbsky, oboe; Hunsinger, horn; Hill, Eb clarinet; Jackson, clarinet; Radnofsky, bass clarinet; Rogers, bassoon;  MacCourt, contra bassoon
Marlboro Music Festival – 40th Anniversary
Sony SMK 45894

Ravel, Maurice: Piano Trio in A Minor
I. Modéré
Bruno Canino, piano; Robyn Bollinger, violin; Johan Ellsworth, violoncello
9:32; 0:37

Bach, JS: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
Marlboro Festival/Pablo Casals
Johann Sebastian Bach – Marlboro Festival 
The Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suite
Sony SMK 46254

Episode 5

Mendelssohn, Felix: String Octet in E-flat, Op. 20
III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo IV. Presto
Laredo, Schneider, Steinhardt, Dalley, violins; Tree, Rhodes, violas; Parnas, Soyer, violoncellos
Marlboro music Festival – 40th Anniversary – Symphony no. 4 “Italian”
Sony SMK 46251
0:20; 10:27

Schumann, Robert: Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80
Jonathan Biss, piano; Stephen Waarts, violin; Syaka Selina, violoncello

Schubert, Franz: String Quintet in C, Op. 163, D 956
III. Scherzo, Trio
Pam Frank, Felix Galimir, violins; Steve Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, Julia Lichten, violoncellos
Marlboro Music Festival – 40th Anniversary – Schubert
Sony SMK45901