Monday, August 9, 2021

¡Musica! / Harp, Flute, Viola / August 8, 2021


Rachel Ferris, harp

Mark Teplitsky, flute

Matthew Cohen, viola  


Carl Nielsen - The Fog is Lifting for flute and harp

Jacques Ibert - Two Interludes for Flute, Viola, and Harp (arr. Andrew Lipke) 

     I. Andante Espressivo 

     II. Allegro vivo 


Maurice Ravel - Sonatine for Flute, Viola and Harp (arr. Kanga) 

     I. Modéré 

     II. Mouvement de menuet 

     III. Animé 



François Devienne - Duo for Flute and Viola in C minor, Op. 5 

     I. Allegro Molto con Espressione 

     II. Rondo-Majeur 


George Gershwin - St. Louis Blues Rhapsody for flute and viola


Arnold Bax - Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp

Claude Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp 

     I. Pastorale 

     II. Interlude 

     III. Finale 


The young man playing the viola is the son of a dear friend who is the sister of one of my oldest and dearest friends who played the accordion as a child; the ukulele, the autoharp, and the guitar as a teenager; and later the flute and the piano, and finally the viola de gamba.  She died in 2019.  She was so proud of him from the beginning when he showed early promise as a musician, and all those years ago she sent me a recording of a performance he did for her when he was a little boy learning to play the viola. 


Joared said...

Interesting concert and instrumentation.

37paddington said...

These children who showed their soul dream early, and then followed the call, they are truly gifted and make us proud.