Casella Alfredo 'Paganiniana'
Born in Turin Italy July 25, 1883. He started piano at four years of age,
his mother's pupil. In 1896 he studied with Faure in Paris at the
Conservatory. He toured Europe as a pianist. In October of 1921 he debuted
in the USA with the Philadelphia Orchestra as composer, conductor and
soloist. He was conductor of the Boston Pops from 1927 to 1929. He
returned to Italy in 1938 where he remained until his death in Rome on
March 5, 1947. His many compositions include 'Paganiniana' on themes by
Paganini composed for the 100th anniversary of the Vienna PO in 1942.
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto Op99
Italian composer MC-T was born in Florence on April 3, 1895. He studies
with CASELLA in the 1920's. His guitar
concerto in D major was composed in 1939, the year he came to America and
is dedicated to Andres
Segovia who gave its' FP in Montevideo.
Chabrier 'Bourree Fantasque' (boo ray fan tahsk)
Chabrier 'Espana' Rhapsody for
Orch (es PAHN yah)
Emmanuel Chabrier was born in 1841, died in 1894. He wrote his pieces in
pencil, he sid it wold make corrections easier. His life began in the
Auvergne and studied music at age six but did not commit to a creer in
music until he was in his late thirties. In 1882 he and his wife
vacationed in Spain enjoying the flamenco music heard in the cafes. He
wrote down some themes and improvised some of the jotas and malaguenas
for friends. This led to his most popular work "Espana".
Chabrier 'March Joyeuse' (marsh shwah yeuz)
Chabrier 'Le Roi Malgre Lui' (lau rwah mahl gray lwee)
Chopin PC No
1,in e, Op 11
Composed during the spring and summer of 1830. FP in October of 1830 at
his last concert in Warsaw. The traditional numbering has it backwards: No. 2
was composed before No. 1......
Chopin PC No
2, in f, Op 21
Written in 1829 when he was 19. He composed the e minor concerto in 1830,
but the later was published first, hence the f minor concerto is known as
the second. FP in Warsaw, March 17, 1830 at the summit of his performing
career, to a sold out audience of heartfelt 'bravos' after hearing the
work. Remember now, the traditional numbering has it backwards: No. 2 was
Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in b-flat, Op 35
Perhaps Chopin's largest scale sonata, completed at the home of George
Sand in the summer of 1839. He was 29 years old. The third MMT is the
Chopin 'Tristesse' Etude in E, Op
10 No 3
"Grief" or "Sadness" this etude is one of Chopin's most popular works. In
fact he said it was his loveliest melody.
Coates 'Three Elizabeths Suite'
British composer Eric Coates died at the age if 71 in 1957. He was the
foremost composer of light orchestral music in England. His suites,
overtures and songs appealed to the masses of Britain. Many became
associated with feature programs broadcast by the BBC radio services. His
Three Elizabetrhs Suite was suggested by an unknown clergyman. Coates
worked to create a piece that would evoke the spirit of British history
and its people through Elizabeth the first, the Queen Mother and the woman
who became Queen to the end of the 20th century. The suite was first heard
on a BBC broadcast on Christmas Eve, 1944.
Coates 'Dam Busters
This march was written in 1954, just before he received a request to do a
about air raid on German Dams. He lent the score to the film.
Coates 'Three Bears'
Composed in 1926 for his four year old son, Austin. Listen for the musical
phrase "Who's been sleeping in MY bed", throughout the piece. kuat cd
Coates 'Youth of Britain'
March from 'Three Elizabeths'
Michael Kennedy writes that Coates composes light in vain and
distinguished by fine craftsmanship, impeccable orchestration and personal
Creston 'Chant of 1942'
Op 33...Inspired by political turmoil in Poland and Greece in the early
1940's, and his moods contemplating the barbarism and degradation of the
people by the events in those times.
Cui 'In Modo Populari' op
43 Cui was born in 1835 the son of a French officer who had remained
in Russia after the retreat of Napoleon in 1812. Young Cui was a part
time musician as professor of Military Engineering at the Academy, he died
in 1918. Known as one of the Russian Five, he wrote a number of short
piano works as well as this suite written in 1882.
Cui 'Suite Concertante' Op
Cesar Cui born in 1835 in Russia of French parents, he died in 1918. His
violin concertante suite was
composed in 1884. There is also a version for piano with violin. The MMTs
of the suite are the Intermezzo, Cavatina, Canzonetta and Tarentella.
Czerny 'Piano Concerto in a, Op 214'
Carl Czerny was born in 1791 in Vienna to a musical family. He wrote many
piano concertos and the a minor concerto is one of his finest.