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The Beautiful Soul Program Notes

The Beautiful Soul Program Notes

Clara Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22 One of the most celebrated pianists of the 1800s was Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896). Women concert soloists were somewhat rare during her early lifetime, but she won her fame by her dazzling yet heartfelt performances. Her...

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Prism Program Notes

Prism Program Notes

Penderecki: String Trio Surely Krysztof Penderecki (1933- ) is one of the most significant composers of “New Music” since 1950. In 1960, his style turned from serialism à la Boulez toward an entirely personal direction that became known as “sound mass music.” Among...

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Virtuosity Program Notes

Virtuosity Program Notes

Weinberg, Capriccio for String Quartet, Op. 11 Surely, Russia’s best known modern composers were Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. However, a third composer from their era, previously little known in the West, is now a rising star: Mieczław (Moisey) Weinberg...

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