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UMS Concert Program, November 7, 1978: Ii Divertimento -- Michel Piguet

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Season: Centennial
Concert: Twentyfifth
Complete Series: Sixteenth Annual
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

II Divertimento
Michel Piguet, Oboe
Nils Ferber, Oboe
Hans Rudolf Stalder, Clarinet
Elmar Schmidt, Clarinet
Robin Howell, Bassoon Walter Stiftner, Bassoon Thomas Muller, Horn Jurg Allemann, Horn
Tuesday Evening, November 7, 1978, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
National March of Hungary .
Partita in B-flat major
Larghetto con un po di moto Presto
Trio in B-flat for two clarinets and bassoon
Allegro moderato Andantino
Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 226 .
Allegro moderato Menuetto Romance Menuetto Rondo
. Haydn Joseph Myslivecek
Jean Xavier Lefevre . Mozart
Variations on "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni,
for two oboes and English horn........Beethoven
Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103..........Beethoven
Allegro Andante Menuetto
Finale: presto
Centennial Season -Twenty-fifth Concert
Sixteenth Annual Chamber Arts Series
About the Artists
Currently on their first tour of the United States, the eight master woodwind players of II Divertimento perform with incredible skill on original woodwind instruments of the 18th and early 19th centuries. From Basel, Switzerland, the ensemble excels in the authentic reconstruction of classical masterpieces, enabling today's audiences to hear these masterpieces as the composers heard them themselves.
Recognized as one of the world's foremost Baroque oboe players, Michel Piguet has devoted his professional life since 1964 to the authentic performance of Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical music. A teacher of historical double-reed instruments and recorder at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and also in Zurich, he has toured throughout Europe and the Unitel States both as a soloist and as a member of the Renaissance ensemble, Ricercare. Mr. Piguet's most recent recordings include the first recording to be made of Mozart's Oboe Quartet using authentic instruments (with members of the Esterhazy Quartet) and he was involved in the first recording of Handel's "Fireworks" music with its original instrumentation of forty Baroque oboes and bassoons, natural trumpets, and natural horns.
Hans Rudolf Stalder currently teaches at the Musikakademie in Basel. He is the solo clarinetist of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and is renowned throughout Europe as a clarinet and basset-horn soloist. He has performed at the Salzburg, Athens, and Lucerne Festivals, the Gulbenkian Festival in Lisbon, and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. His many recordings include the first recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in its original version for basset-clarinet.
The instruments used in tonight's performance include:
Two-keyed oboes: Bauer, Prague (circa 1800)
Christophe Delusse, Paris (circa 1785)
Five-keyed clarinets: James Wood, London (circa 1800) Felchlin a Berne (circa 1815)
Seven-keyed bassoons: Buhner et Keller, Strasbourg (circa 1790) Anonymous, Germany (circa 1820)
Natural horns: Courtois, Paris (1841)
Courtois, Paris (1820)
Chamber Arts "Bonus" Concert Barbara Strzelecka, Harpsichordist
Tuesday, November 14, at 8:30, in Rackham Auditorium
As part of the Musical Society's centennial celebration, series subscribers to the eight concerts of the Chamber Arts Series are invited to attend this extra concert (free tickets upon request) next week. Remaining tickets are now available to other concertgoers at $4, general admission.
Barbara Strzelecka studied piano and harpsichord in the cities of Warsaw and Lodz, and since 1960 has been active in Europe as a performer, musicologist, and recording artist. In her native country she has regularly performed for Polish Radio and Television, at concerts organized by the Polish National Philharmonic and the Warsaw Musical Society, and as soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Specializing in music of the 16th and 17th centuries, Miss Strzelecka has participated as performer and musicologist in festivals of ancient music in Poland and Italy, and contributes articles to various publications on the harpsichord and its music.
This concert is made possible through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Heydon.
Fred Waring Show............November 9
English Chamber OrchestraVladimir Ashkenazy . . . November 10 New Irish Chamber OrchestraPrieur, Gal way .... November 21
Handel's Messiah...........December 1, 2, 3
Isaac Stern, Violinist...........December 7
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet.....December 14, IS, 16, 17
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phone: 665-3717, 764-2538

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