Carolina Classics 2010 June 7

Spoleto Chamber Music Concert II
In the second concert in the 2010 Chamber Music Series at the Dock Street Theatre, Director Geoff Nuttall and his band mates in the St. Lawrence String Quartet preach the gospel of Haydn, Also in this complete concert of Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA, we’ll hear a landmark Bartok trio, and a beautiful Bach sonata played on the viola.


Listen to the entire program:

sf-stlawrencestringquartetHaydn Sunshine
The St. Lawrence String Quartet (Geoff Nuttall, Scott St. John, Lesley Robertson, and Christopher Costanza) play one of Haydn’s so-called “Sun” Quartets.

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Sun Quartet in D No. 4, Op. 20
The St. Lawrence String Quartet
Geoff Nuttall, violin
Scott St. John, violin
Lesley Robertson, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello

Clarinetist Todd Palmer (playing the part originally commissioned by Benny Goodman), joins violinist Daniel Phillips and pianist Pedja Muzijevic in Bela Bartok’s Contrasts, based on Hungarian folk melodies.

BELA BARTOK: Contrasts
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Daniel Phillips, violin
Pedja Muzijevic, piano

huang2Bach for Viola!
…da gamba, that is. Violist Hsin-Yun Huang joins pianist Pedja Muzijevic to play the Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029, a piece that’s usually heard on the cello these days.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
Hsin-Yun Huan, violin
Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Pianist Stephen Prutsman plays his unique piano arrangement of the song “Soundchaser” by the ‘70s art-rock group YES.

JON ANDERSON of YES: Soundchaser
Stephen Prutsman, piano

Rockin’ Rachmaninoff
Konstantin Lifshitz is the pianist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43. Dmitri Sitkovetsky conducts.

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Konstantin Lifshitz, piano
Dmitri Sitkovesky, conductor, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Called back by an appreciative Greensboro audience, Konstantin Lifshitz plays the Sarabande from the English Suite No. 4 by J.S. Bach.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: "Sarabande", English Suite No. 4 in F major
Konstantin Lifshitz, piano

ericruskeMozart Horn Sonata?
A couple of Spoleto Chamber Music regulars offer with a creative interpretation of Mozart. Amadeus wrote this music for the violin; Eric Ruske takes it out for a spin on the French horn, along with pianist Pedja Muzijevic: The opening movement of the Violin Sonata in B-flat, K. 378.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Violin Sonata in B-flat major No. 26, K. 378
Eric Ruske, violin
Pedja Muzijevic, piano