Niccolo Paganini – Grande Sonata: Allegro Risoluto, Romanze, Andantino Variato
Bach – First Violin Sonata, BWV 1001: Adagio, Fuga, Siciliana, Presto
Manuel Ponce – Sonatina Meridional: Campo, Copla, Fiesta
William Walton – Five Bagatelles: Allego, Andante, Alla Cubana, Smpre Expressivo, Con Slancio
Federico-Moreno Torroba – Sonatina: Allegretto, Andante, Allegro

Start – 16:00 Paganini
16:0129:40 Bach
29:4238:06 Ponce
38:0951:00 Walton
51:02 – End Torroba

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Mahler started his work on his Tenth Symphony in July 1910 in Toblach, and ended his efforts in September the same year. He never managed to complete the orchestral draft before his premature death at the age of fifty from a streptococcal infection of the blood.
Mahler’s drafts and sketches for the Tenth Symphony comprise 72 pages of full score, 50 pages of continuous short score draft (2 pages of which are missing), and a further 44 pages of preliminary drafts, sketches, and inserts. In the form in which Mahler left it, the symphony consists of five movements:
1. Andante — Adagio: 275 bars drafted in orchestral and short score.
2. Scherzo: 522 bars drafted in orchestral and short score.
3. Purgatorio. Allegro moderato: 170 bars drafted in short score, the first 30 bars of which were also drafted in orchestral score.
4. Scherzo. Nicht zu schnell]: about 579 bars drafted in short score.
5. Finale. Langsam, schwer: 400 bars drafted in short score.
The parts in short score were usually in four staves. The designations of some movements were altered as work progressed: for example the second movement was initially envisaged as a finale. The fourth movement was also relocated in multiple instances. Mahler then started on an orchestral draft of the symphony, which begins to bear some signs of haste after the halfway point of the first movement. He had gotten as far as orchestrating the first two movements and the opening 30 bars of the third movement when he had to put aside work on the Tenth to make final revisions to the Ninth Symphony.
The circumstances surrounding the composition of the Tenth were highly unusual. Mahler was at the height of his compositional powers, but his personal life was in complete disarray, most recently compounded by the revelation that his young wife Alma had had an affair with the architect Walter Gropius. Mahler sought counselling from Sigmund Freud, and on the verge of its successful première in Munich, dedicated the Eighth Symphony to Alma in a desperate attempt to repair the breach. The unsettled frame of Mahler’s mind found expression in the despairing comments (many addressed to Alma) written on the manuscript of the Tenth, and must have influenced its composition: on the final page of the short score in the final movement, Mahler wrote, “für dich leben! für dich sterben!” (To live for you! To die for you!) and the exclamation “Almschi!” underneath the last soaring phrase.

Conductor: Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478, is considered the first major piece composed for piano quartet in the chamber music repertoire. Mozart received a commission for three quartets in 1785 from the publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister thought this quartet was too difficult and that the public would not buy it, so he released Mozart from the obligation of completing the set. (Nine months later, Mozart composed a second quartet in E-flat major, the K. 493, anyway). Hofmeister’s fear that the work was too difficult for amateurs was borne out by an article in the Journal des Luxus und der Moden published in Weimar in June 1788. The article highly praised Mozart and his work, but expressed dismay over attempts by amateurs to perform it:
“[as performed by amateurs] it could not please: everybody yawned with boredom over the incomprehensible tintamarre of 4 instruments which did not keep together for four bars on end, and whose senseless concentus never allowed any unity of feeling; but it had to please, it had to be praised! … what a difference when this much-advertised work of art is performed with the highest degree of accuracy by four skilled musicians who have studied it carefully.” The assessment accords with a view widely held of Mozart in his own lifetime, that of a greatly talented composer who wrote very difficult music. At the time the piece was written, the harpsichord was still widely used. Although the piece was originally published with the title “Quatuor pour le Clavecin ou Forte Piano, Violon, Tallie [sic] et Basse,” stylistic evidence suggests Mozart intended the piano part for “the ‘Viennese’ fortepiano of the period” and that our modern piano is “a perfectly acceptable alternative.” The work is in three movements:
I. Allegro, in G minor
II. Andante, in B-flat major
III. Rondo (Allegro), in G major
The C. F. Peters Edition set of parts has rehearsal letters throughout the whole work; the Eulenburg Edition study score has measure numbers but no rehearsal letters, the same goes for Bärenreiter.
The quartet is also available in an arrangement for string quintet.
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Ludwig von Beethoven   –   1770 – 1827

Titan  of  the  classical  music  world,  Beethoven   emulated and learned from the  greatest composers of  his era and the high Baroque.  Throughout all 3 of his  creative periods, he explored & mastered form,  harmony and counterpoint in such  unique ways. The elements of   surprise, breathtaking beauty and frequent roughness  of style generate love and fascination with his music to the present day.


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