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The Unfolding of Music II: Disc 3 (2008)

<em>The Unfolding of Music II:</em> Disc 3

Disc III journeys from Baroque concerti grossi to Prokofiev and Louis Gruenberg, promising a marvelously scenic route. Following the Concerto Grosso in D Major of the great Italian composer and violin virtuoso Arcangelo Corelli and the piquant Oboe Concerto of his lesser known compatriot Benedetto Marcello (a composer greatly admired by J.S. Bach), Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in e minor firmly establishes eighteenth-century Classicism. Composed in 1789—two years before Mozart’s untimely death—the e minor Trio demonstrates the innovations of musical form and expression crystallized by the composer known as the father of the Classical style. Antonín Dvořák’s lovely Opus 74 Terzetto is among the hallmarks of a subsequent generation: the breathless melodies and harmonic richness of the Romantic composers. Quick on the heels of the Western Classical and Romantic traditions, Sergey Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes and Louis Gruenberg’s Four Diversions for String Quartet—both composed between the First and Second World Wars—bring the listener into a decidedly new world, with a brave new array of musical languages to match.

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Selections

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

Artists

  • Isaac Allen, Violin
  • Dmitri Atapine, Cello
  • Angela Choong, Viola
  • Escher String Quartet, String Quartet
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Bram Goldstein, Violin
  • Kathryn Greenbank, Oboe
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Qing Jiang, Harpsichord
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Grace Park, Violin
  • Anna Polonsky, Piano
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Sunny Yang, Cello
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass
  • Yuan Zhang, Cello
  • Areta Zhulla, Violin

<em>The Unfolding of Music II:</em> Disc 3 Total Time: 74:08
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2008