After more than 9 years, I received a message tonight from a current student at Mittenwald violin making school. She is working on a violin that I had built in 2009 during my apprenticeship. On the bottom of the fingerboard I once had written a message for the person who would varnish and finish the instrument (which is btw the usual workflow at this school - not the message part, only the varnishing and finalising 😄). The writing says: “Wishing you lots of fun and good luck”. 😉
Thank you so much, Katharina! This made my day! ☺️💚
📸 credits: Katharina
🎶 Coming up in a couple weeks.. don’t miss this! Close Encounters with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and the Discovery Museum on Saturday, November 10th!
Pequot Library Auditorium: 720 Pequot Ave. Southport, CT
• 3-5pm: David Mestre, director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum will talk about the Apollo Program and where our space program is headed today. He will bring a special treat: a piece of the moon, under glass, on loan from NASA. Learn how leadership and creative partnerships were able to drive the innovation and political will to land a man on the moon.
• 4-5 pm
Then stick around to meet Maestro Eric Jacobsen and Composer Jordan Kuspa! Jacobsen will talk about the 2015 composition by Mason Bates titled “Passage 18” , a musical rendition of the speeches of JFK and others. The music is as cutting edge as the Apollo program was in 1968. It recalls in vivid detail the excitement of the early space program. Special guest is Jordan Kuspa, winner of the 2018 GBS Emerging Composers competition. Kuspa will join Jacobsen to talk about his competition winning piece “Whirlwind,” which will be premiered at the Klein Memorial November 10th GBS performance. Kuspa will join Jacobsen at Pequot Auditorium to talk about his competition winning piece. The winner of the GBS Young Instrumentalists’ Competition, Camden Archambeau, will also be on hand to present excerpts from Bruch’s Kol Nidrei.
Registration suggested but not required. Donations are welcome at the door.
To register go to: www.www.PequotLibrary.org/event or email [email protected]gmail.com.
Kaleidoscopic Etudes, Op. 97
Composer: Jaan Rääts
Piano: Fabrizio Chiovetta
Cello: Henri Demarquette
Clarinet: Patrick Messina
Album: Rääts, Pärt, Gorecki: Kaleidoscopic
Label: 2017 France/Little Tribeca
James Manheim's AllMusic review:
"The notes to the CD version of this Aparte release, by Jed Distler, contain a useful coinage or rubric to describe these three works, "expressive minimalism." None of the three works is exactly minimalist, even the Mozart-Adagio by Arvo Pärt, but the works collectively show that minimalism had roots in Eastern Europe before Pärt crystalized it. The work by Estonian composer Jaan Rääts is especially useful here. The teacher of many contemporary Estonian composers (although not of Pärt), Rääts in the Kaleidoscopic Etudes, Op. 97, offers small static fragments that stand in strong contrast to each other. Despite the plural title, the work is in a single movement. For many buyers, the Pärt work, unusual within his output, will be the main attraction. It's not quite an arrangement of the slow movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata in F major, K. 280, but a sort of minimalist atomization of it, framed with an original introduction and coda. The work was originally written for piano trio, but Pärt's open music always lends itself to transcription, and the version for clarinet, cello, and piano heard here, performed for the first time, is haunting".
Read the full review at: allmusic.com
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(DE) Wieder zu Hause in Berlin habe ich heute wunderschöne Kammermusik gehört: Die Geigerin Rosanne Phillipens und der Pianist Francois Lambret spielten Sonaten von #schumann und #grieg, und noch das wunderschöne Stück „Romance Obliée“ von Liszt. Hört oder spielt Ihr gerne Kammermusik 🎻🎹______________
(EN) Back home in Berlin I went to a wonderful chamber concert this evening: The violinist Rosanne Phillipens and the pianist Francois Lambret were performing sonatas by Schumann and Grieg and the beautiful „Romance Obliée“ by #liszt. Do you like to listen or to play chamber music 🎻🎹
Making it so that I see this every day so that I can stay focused.
Don’t stop learning, don’t stop growing, don’t stop practicing, and never stop dreaming!
#practice #cello #cellist #dailyreminders
Thank you to our sponsor @MitchMoehring! Mitch is a fabulous luthier located in Kilgore, TX (servicing East Texas/Dallas) who specializes in creating beautifully constructed double basses. His current available for commission double basses include a 3/4 orchestral model and a 5/8 solo model. We were able to see Mitch’s great work first hand at the camp as he quickly and professionally worked on a student’s violin that needed some emergency attention.