Florida Concert Program

Thanks for tuning in, here's the line up for our Florida performances! Inspired by Bach Sonata for violin and basso continuo BWV 1021 Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Vivace Largo - Presto Suite Inspirato Hirono Borter Muse I After rainfall Nostalgic respite Muse II Three Tangos Astor Piazzolla Preparense Rio sena Chau paris Music of Latin America (Arranged by Hirono Borter) La Danza de La Moza Donosa Alberto Ginastera Choro tipico Heitor Villa-Lobos Odeon Ernesto Nazareth Historie du Tango Astor Piazzolla Café 1930 Nightclub 1960

Program notes: Inspired by Bach

The following are program notes for our upcoming concerts in Florida. Hope you enjoy learning a little about the selections we have prepared! May 12, 2019 @ 5pm- Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine May 16, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala Sonate for violin and continuo in G major, BWV 1021 - J.S. Bach When taking up J.S. Bach's various sonatas for accompanied violin, it is important not to confuse those written for violin and harpsichord with those written for violin and continuo. The distinction might at first seem small, but it is in fact quite significant. Beyond the simple question of whether or not one is to include a cello, gamba, or some other bass in

Exploring musical traditions (part 2)

Heitor Villa-Lobos had a great deal of experience playing in street bands, he was also a cellist and had the opportunity to play in the Rio Opera Company, prior to the launching of his career as a composer. The diversity of these experiences must have profoundly affected his writing. Another important consideration when reflecting on the scope of his music, and particularly the chôro series, was his geographic location. He composed his early chôros in Brazil, however he wrote his last, Deux Chôros (bis) for violin and cello, while he was in Paris. And while Villa-Lobos remarked that he wanted to travel to Paris in 1923 only to exhibit his sound world, explicitly not to study classical compos

Exploring musical traditions: the chôros of Heitor Villa-Lobos (part 1)

Hirono and I first stumbled across the musical genre ‘chôro’ as graduate students at the Eastman School of Music. I must confess that at that time, we likely didn’t have an explicit interest in learning about popular musical forms outside the Western Classical tradition-- we were simply on a quest to uncover ‘hidden gems’ in the duo literature. And while we found a large number of works for violin and cello from the 20th century that were outside the canon, and of unique interest, one work in particular titled Deux Chôros (bis) caught our eyes and ears immediately. Written by Heitor Villa-Lobos in 1929, it is a composition that at first comes across as a harsh and somewhat chaotic landscape

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