Complete Series: 3609
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1967 Eighty-ninth Season 1968
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Sixth Program Fifth Annual Chamber Arts Series Complete Series 3609
Munich Chamber Orchestra
HANS STADLMAIR, Conductor
Thursday Evening, February 29, 1968, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Concertino No. 3 in A major .... Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Grave assai sostenuto, presto Andante Vivace
Continue: Hn.DE Noe, Harpsichord
Pergolesi's authorship of the 6 Concerli armonid a quallro Violini obbligati, Alto Viola, Violoncello obbligato e Basso continue is sometimes doubted. In the first edition only the name of the publisher, Carlo Riciotti, appears, but as composer he is quite out of question.
In any case these six concerti are works of high value. Seen from a stylistic point of view, they would seem to be more truly Italian than the compositions of Baroque composers of other nations who wrote in "Italian gusto."
The underlying theme of the first quick movement ... is based on a canon: "Non nobis domine" by Palestrina. In the slow movements the treatment of the cello obbligato is most original. In these movements, long-held notes in the tenor register add a strange mellowness and sweetness to the expression.
Concerto for Violin and Strings . . . Hans Stadlmair (1929) Lento; allegro vivace
Lukas David, Violin
This concerto for violin and strings was written in 1961. The whole scale of expression is determined by the intrinsic character of string instruments. The pattern of the melodic and harmonic structure is achieved by the varied use of serial techniques. In its form, the work is not derived from any existing models. Within its one movement there are two contrasted ideas: Lento, followed by a rondo-like Allegro vivace. The solo cadenza not only shows off the soloist's virtuosity but also forms a balance to the Lento, and is, therefore, an essential part of the structure of the composition.
Divertimento in B-flat major (KV 159) . . Mozart (1756-1791)
Andante Allegro Rondo (allegro gracioso)
KV 159 is a thoroughly original and significant piece of music. Even the introduc?tory bars of the first Andante surprise the listener by a strange effect. The melody, first played by the second violin with the accompaniment of viola and bass, reaches an interrupted cadence, and is quite unexpectedly caught up and continued by the first violin.
The second movement is in the dark key of G minor, later Mozart's favorite key for the characterization of dramatic expression. The final movement, a lively rondo, is full of witty dynamic contrasts.
Concerto for Three Violins and String
Orchestra in D major (BWV 1064) . J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Allegro Adagio Allegro
Lukas David, Berthold Goetschel, and Dietiiar Forster, Violinists
This concerto is especially interesting as it is a new addition to the musical reper?toire. Not that it is a recently discovered work; it is a new version and arrangement of the well-known concerto for three harpsichords in C major. The latter is considered by Bach musicologists to be an arrangement of a concerto originally written for three violins. It is thanks to Paul Baumgartner's transcription that the concerto regained its probable original form. The well-known Bach biographer Philipp Spitta rightly describes this wonderful work as powerful, grand, and full of depth, and one of Bach's most impressive instrumental compositions.
ANN ARBOR MAY FESTIVAL April 20, 21, 22, 23, 1968
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor, ANTHONY di BONAVENTURA, Pianist, performs Bartok Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra. "Egmont" Overture (Beethoven) and Symphony No. 1 (Brahms).
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. CLAUDE FRANK, Pianist, performs Mozart Concerto, K. 456. Honegger's King David with UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION; JUDITH RASKIN, Soprano; JEAN SANDERS, Contralto; LEOPOLD SIMONEAU, Tenor; and THEODOR UPPMAN, Baritone.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. All Russian program: "Fireworks" (Stravinsky); Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 (Rachmaninoff); Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 (Prokofieff).
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 8:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. JUDITH RASKIN, Soprano, sings Mozart's "Exultate Jubilate"; and performs with THEODOR UPPMAN, Baritone, and THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, in Brahms' Requiem.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. EILEEN FARRELL, Soprano, in operatic arias by Verdi, Mascagni, and Puccini. Symphony No. 41 (Mozart) ; Pap;aniniana (Casella) ; and Rosenkavalier Waltzes (Strauss).
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