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Music@Menlo LIVE The Unfolding of Music II (five-disc boxed set) (2008)

Music@Menlo <em> LIVE The Unfolding of Music II </em> (five-disc boxed set)

Having traversed an expansive musical landscape through its first five years, in 2008 Music@Menlo renewed the journey begun in the festival's inaugural season with fresh inspiration, optimism, and enthusiasm. Expanding on the scope of the 2003 season's chronological survey of the chamber music literature, The Unfolding of Music II showcases a musical tour of the last five centuries, from the early Baroque to the music of our time. The 2008 edition of Music@Menlo LIVE offers five newly assembled programs of the summer's unforgettable performances, with each recording presenting a microcosm of the rich historical journey taken over the course of the festival's sixth season. (Individual discs from this set are also available for purchase.)

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Selections

Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 (1721) | Johann Sebastian Bach (15:58)

  • Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin
  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Sooyun Kim, Flute
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Demarre McGill, Flute
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass

Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40 (1865) | Johannes Brahms (27:54)

  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • William VerMeulen, Horn

Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914) | Igor Stravinsky (7:38)

  • Escher String Quartet

Elegy: Snow in June (1991) | Tan Dun (25:21)

  • Florian Conzetti, Percussion
  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Christopher Froh, Percussion
  • Daniel Kennedy, Percussion
  • Tom Kolor, Percussion

Fantasia upon One Note, Z. 745 (1680) | Henry Purcell (3:40)

  • Escher String Quartet
  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola

String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 76, no. 4, "Sunrise" (1797) | Joseph Haydn (23:57)

  • Escher String Quartet

Phantasiestücke, op. 73 (1849) | Robert Schumann (11:09)

  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet

Phantasy, op. 2 (1932) | Benjamin Britten (12:38)

  • William Bennett, Oboe
  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Ian Swensen, Violin

Piano Trio (2008) (world premiere recording) | Kenneth Frazelle (25:21)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Joseph Swensen, Violin

Concerto Grosso in D Major, op. 6, no. 4 (before 1730) | Arcangelo Corelli (10:07)

  • Isaac Allen, Violin
  • Dmitri Atapine, Cello
  • Youming Chen, Viola
  • Angela Choong, Viola
  • Bram Goldstein, Violin
  • Qing Jiang, Harpsichord
  • Grace Park, Violin
  • Sunny Yang, Cello
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass
  • Yuan Zhang, Cello
  • Areta Zhulla, Violin

Concerto in c minor for oboe and strings | Bendetto Marcello (10:45)

  • Escher String Quartet
  • Kathryn Greenbank, Oboe
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass

Piano Trio in e minor, Hob. XV:12 (1789) | Joseph Haydn (16:15)

  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello

Terzetto in C Major, op. 74 (1887) | Antonín Dvořák (18:08)

  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34 (1919) | Sergey Prokofiev (9:33)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Anna Polonsky, Piano
  • Ian Swensen, Violin

Four Diversions for String Quartet, op. 32 (1930) | Louis Gruenberg (9:20)

  • Escher String Quartet

Sonata “La Foscari” a due, op. 2 (1655) | Giovanni Legrenzi (3:31)

  • Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin
  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon

Octet in F Major, D. 803 (1824) | Franz Schubert (59:01)

  • Dmitri Atapine, Cello
  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
  • Peter Kolkay, Bassoon
  • Pierre Lapointe, Viola
  • Sean Lee, Violin
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Kevin Rivard, Horn
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass

Italienische Serenade (1887) | Hugo Wolf (6:55)

  • Escher String Quartet

Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11 (1924–25) | Dmitry Shostakovich (10:12)

  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Escher String Quartet
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Ian Swensen, Violin

Sonata no. 4 sopra l'aria dei Ruggiero (1623) | Salamone Rossi (4:05)

  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842) | Robert Schumann (31:30)

  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Violin Sonata (1916–1917) | Claude Debussy (13:09)

  • Anna Polonsky, Piano
  • Ian Swensen, Violin

Selections from Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea (2004–2008) (world premiere recording) | Gabriela Lena Frank (19:28)

  • Robert Gardner, Baritone
  • Anna Polonsky, Piano

Artists

  • Isaac Allen, Violin
  • Dmitri Atapine, Cello
  • Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin
  • William Bennett, Oboe
  • Angela Choong, Viola
  • Florian Conzetti, Percussion
  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Escher String Quartet, String Quartet
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Christopher Froh, Percussion
  • Robert Gardner, Baritone
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Bram Goldstein, Violin
  • Kathryn Greenbank, Oboe
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
  • Qing Jiang, Harpsichord
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Daniel Kennedy, Percussion
  • Sooyun Kim, Flute
  • Tom Kolor, Percussion
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Demarre McGill, Flute
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Grace Park, Violin
  • Anna Polonsky, Piano
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Joseph Swensen, Violin
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Wu Han, Piano
  • Sunny Yang, Cello
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass
  • Yuan Zhang, Cello
  • Areta Zhulla, Violin

Music@Menlo <em> LIVE The Unfolding of Music II </em> (five-disc boxed set) Total Time: 375:35
Discs: 5
Price: $65.00
Year Recorded: 2008