This Wednesday on Curtis Calls, flutist Niles Watson is joined by faculty pianist Michelle Cann in the Sonata by Pierre Dubois. Emma Resimini, flute and Clara Gerdes perform the Sonata No. 2 by faculty member David Ludwig. Also on the program is Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 6 played by violinists Stephen Kim and Brandon Garbot, violist Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong & cellist Audrey Anne.
This week we have selections from Giordano's Madame Sans-Gens. In 1999, near the end of her active singing career, Mirella Freni recorded this live performance of Giordano's version of Victorien Sardou's comedy drama. In 1792 the very lovable Caterina, Madame Sans-Gens - Madame Carefree - is a Parisian laundress who is happy, carefree, engaged to be married, completely at ease. One of her customers is a young officer named Napoleon Bonaparte.
In this episode, Dr. Lewis Baratz continues to explore the German Francophiles, the German-speaking composers of th 17th and early 18th centuries who dabbled and often mastered the musical style of the court of Versailles. Music of Johann Joseph Fux, Johan Schenk, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, and Christian Herwich.
Jordi Savall and friends visit Distant Mirror Friday with music of 17th century French composer Marin Marais. Hear his Suite in E Minor which was written in homage to his musical inspiration, Saint-Colombe. Also on the program: several songs by Johannes Ockeghem with the Orlando Consort. Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10.
Get ready for an exercise in postmodern self-reflexivity. Ross Amico will present music from movies about music, including selections from “Orchestra Rehearsal” (Nino Rota), “The Red Violin” (John Corigliano), and “Deception” (Erich Wolfgang Korngold), this Friday at 6 pm.