Archive for November, 2008
Born March 31, 1732 in Rohrau Austria. Died May 31, 1809 in Vienna Austria.
Composed 1783 at the Esterházy mansion.
First Performance: Unknown. Antonin Kraft as soloist, perhaps in Frankfurt-am-Main.
Instrumentation: 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings.
Joseph Haydn spent More >
Born October 10, 1813 in Le Roncole, Parma. Died January 27 1901 in Milan.
Composed 1861-1862, revised 1869.
First Performance: (Opera) November 10, 1862, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, St. Petersburg, this overture February 20, 1869 at La Scala, Milan.
Instrumentation: piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, More >
Born September 25, 1906 in St. Petersburg. Died August 9, 1975 in Moscow.
Composed summer-fall 1953 – possibly earlier.
First Performance: December 17, 1953 in Leningrad with Yevgeni Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, Eb clarinet, More >
On November 9, 2008 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online.
This is not a lecture! I wish More >