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Gene De Lisa
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On April 26, 2009 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. The concert is at 4PM and I will start talking at 3PM. This is not a lecture! I wish to be your…
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Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Born March 25, 1881 in Nagyszentmiklós. Died September 26, 1945 in New York City. Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek) Sz. 97. Composed in August 1931 in Mondsee. First performance (No. 4 not performed) January 24, 1932 with Massimo Freccia conducting the Budapest Concert Orchestra. First complete performance: November 26, 1934 in Budapest with…
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Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) Born March 2, 1824 in Litomyšl, Bohemia (Austrian Empire). Died May 12, 1884 in Prague. Selections from Má vlast Composed 1872-1879. First complete performance: November 5, 1882 in Prague under Adolf Cech. Vltava (Die Moldau) was composed in three weeks during November 1874 (November 20 to December 8, 1874) and premiered in…
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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Born May 7, 1840 in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia. Died November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Violin Concerto, Op.35 in D Major Composed March 17-April 11 1878. First Performance: December 4, 1881 with Adolf Brodsky as soloist Hans Richter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,…
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On March 15, 2009 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. The concert is at 4PM and I will start talking at 3PM. This is not a lecture! I wish to be your…
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Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) Born September 8, 1841 in Mühlhausen (Nelahozeves), Bohemia (Czech Republic). Died May 1, 1904 in Prague, Bohemia. Serenade in D minor for winds and strings, Op.44, B. 77 Composed: Jan 4, 1878 – Jan 18, 1878. First Performance: November 17, 1878, Orchestra of the Provisional Theater (Prozatímního divadla), Prague conducted by the…
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) Born February 3, 1809 in Hamburg. Died November 4, 1847 in Leipzig. Symphony No. 4, Op.90 in A Major “Italian” Composed: 1831-March 13, 1833. Revised 1834-1837. First Performance: May 13, 1833 in London with the composer conducting in the Philharmonic Society. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns,…
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Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) Born February 29, 1792 in Pesaro, Italy. Died November 13, 1868 in Paris (Passy), France. Overture to La Scala di Seta Composed: 1812. First Performance: May 9, 1812 at the Teatro San-Mosè. Instrumentation: piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, strings. Thanks to Bugs Bunny, The Lone Ranger and even…
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On January 18, 2009 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. The concert is at 4PM and I will start talking at 3PM. This is not a lecture! I wish to be your…
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Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Born March 31, 1732 in Rohrau Austria. Died May 31, 1809 in Vienna Austria. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101) Composed 1783 at the Esterházy mansion. First Performance: Unknown. Antonin Kraft as soloist, perhaps in Frankfurt-am-Main. Instrumentation: 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings. Joseph Haydn spent many…
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