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September 2017
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PROGRAM ONE
The Genius of Chopin
7:30 pm Preconcert Talk: Leon Botstein
8 pm Performance*: Katarzyna Sadej, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Hochman & Orion Weiss, piano; The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; and others

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Variations on "Là ci darem la mano," Op. 2 (1827)

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 21 (1829)

Preludes, Op. 28 (1831-38)

Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61 (1845-46)

Songs

 

Saturday, August 12


PANEL ONE

Chopin: Real and Imagined
10 am-noon
Free and open to the public

 

PROGRAM TWO
Chopin and Warsaw
1 pm Preconcert Talk: Jeffrey Kallberg
1:30 pm Performance: Danny Driver & Anna Polonsky, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Horszowski Trio; members of The Orchestra Now

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Polonaise in B-flat minor, Op. posth. (1826)

Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello in G minor, Op. 8 (1828)

Józef Elsner (1769-1854)

Sonata in D (1798)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 85 (1816)

Karol Kurpinski (1785-1857)

Fantasia Chwila snu okropnego (1816/1820)

Wilhelm Würfel (1790-1832)

Grande fantaisie lugubre, Op. 18 (1818)

Karol Lipinski (1790-1861)

Violin Concerto No. 3 (1835?)

Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)

Etude in C and Polonaise in F minor (n.d.)

 

 

PROGRAM THREE

From the Opera House to the Concert Hall

7 pm Preconcert Talk: James Parakilas

8 pm Performance: Nicole Cabell, soprano; Jenni Bank, mezzo-soprano; Issachah Savage, tenor; Alexandra Knoll, oboe; American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op. 13 (1828)

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Overture to Faust (1816)

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Symphony No. 1 in C (1807; rev. 1810)

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)

Ballet from Robert le diable (1831)

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-35)

Oboe Concerto (c. 1825)

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Act 3 from Otello (1816)

 

 

Sunday, August 13

 

PROGRAM FOUR

The Piano in the 19th Century

10 am Performance with Commentary, with Piers Lane, piano

 

Works by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49); Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943); and others

 

PROGRAM FIVE

Jews in the Musical Culture of Europe

1 pm Preconcert Talk: Leon Botstein

1:30 pm Performance: Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brown, Danny Driver, Simon Ghraichy, Erika Switzer & Orion Weiss, piano; members of The Orchestra Now, conducted by Benjamin Hochman

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Ballade No. 4, Op. 52 (1842)

Waltz, Op. 64, No. 2 (1846-47)

Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)

Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 58 (1820)

Henri Herz (1803-88)

Rondo Turc, Op. 85, No. 4 (1835)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 (1827/1841)

Ferdinand Hiller (1811-85)

Alla memoria di Vincenzo Bellini (1885)

Sigismond Thalberg (1812-71)

Fantaisie sur Andante finale de Lucia di Lammermoor, Op. 44 (1842)

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-88)

From 25 Preludes, Op. 31 (1847)

Songs on texts by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), Robert Schumann (1810-56), and Franz Liszt (1811-86)

 

PROGRAM SIX

Virtuosity and Its Discontents

4:30 pm Preconcert Talk

5 pm Performance: Cecilia Violetta López, soprano; Piers Lane and Brian Zeger, piano; Dongfang Ouyang, violin; members of The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; and others

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Souvenir de Paganini (1828)

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 (1834)

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)

La Campanella (1826)

Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1785-1849)

Concerto in D minor, Op. 61 (1823)

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

From Maria Stuarda (1835)

Adolphe Adam (1803-56)

Bravura Variations on Mozart's Ah! Vous dirai-je maman (n.d.)

Franz Liszt (1811-86)

From 6 Chants Polonais, S. 480 (1857-60)

Consolation No. 3 in D-flat, S.172 (1849-50)

Gnomenreigen, S. 145 (1862)

Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851)

 


WEEKEND TWO: Originality and Influence

 

Thursday, August 17

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Movement, Miniatures, and Mysticism

8 pm Performance: Bard Music West

 

Trace the influence of Chopin's work in the music of Les Six to Witold Lutoslawski (1913-94); Henryk Górecki (1933-2010); Marta Ptaszynska (b. 1943); Agata Zubel (b. 1978); and others

 

Friday, August 18

SPECIAL EVENT

The Romantic Wind Symphony

5 pm Performance: New York Wind Symphony

 

Charles Gounod (1818-93)

Petite Symphonie for Winds, Op. 216 (1885)

Hector Berlioz (1803-69)

Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op. 15 (1840)

 

PROGRAM SEVEN

Chopin and the Piano

7:30 pm Preconcert Talk: Jonathan Bellman

8 pm Performance: Charlie Albright, Michael Brown, Danny Driver, Piers Lane, Anna Polonsky, and others, piano

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Selections from Etudes, Op. 10 (1830) and 25 (1836)

Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2 (1836)

Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35 (1839)

Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53 (1842)

Scherzo in E, Op. 54 (1842)

Barcarolle in F-sharp, Op. 60 (1845-46)

and other works

 

Saturday, August 19

 

PANEL TWO

Chopin's Place in 19th-Century Performance Culture

10 am-noon

 

PROGRAM EIGHT

Chopin and the Salon

1 pm Preconcert Talk: Byron Adams

1:30 pm Performance: Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano; Michael Brown and Anna Polonsky, piano; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Bard Festival Chamber Players; members of The Orchestra Now

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C, Op. 3 (1829-30)

Waltzes Op. 34, No. 3 (1838) and Op. 70, No. 1 (1835)

John Field (1782-1837)

Nocturne No. 12 in G, H.58D (1822)

Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838)

Concerto No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 55 (1812)

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Octet in E , Op. 32 (1814)

Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)

Songs and Mazurka No. 8 in D (n.d.)

Auguste Franchomme (1808-84)

Nocturne, for two cellos, in E minor, Op. 14, No. 1 (1837)

Clara Wieck (1819-96)

Soirées Musicales, Op. 6, No. 3 (1836)

Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

From 6 Mazurkas de Chopin (1848)

 

PROGRAM NINE

The Polish National Opera: Halka

7 pm Preconcert Talk: Halina Goldberg

8 pm Performance: Amanda Majeski, soprano; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, baritone; Liam Moran, bass-baritone; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; and others; directed by Mary Birnbaum; scenic design by Grace Laubacher; lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia

 

Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-72)

Halka (1858)

 

Sunday, August 20

PROGRAM TEN

From the Sacred to the Revolutionary: Choral Works from Poland and France

10 am Performance: Bard Music Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director

 

Works by Bartlomiej Pekiel (d. 1670); Marcin Mielczewski (1600-51); Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (c. 1665-1734); Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842); Józef Elsner (1769-1854); François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834); Daniel François Esprit Auber (1782-1871); Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791- 1864); Fromental Halévy (1799-1862); Louis Lefébure-Wély (1817-69); and others

 

 

PROGRAM ELEVEN

Chopins Influence

1 pm Preconcert Talk: Richard Wilson

1:30 pm Performance: Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano; Michael Brown, Simon Ghraichy, Piers Lane, piano; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and others

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 (1846)

Robert Schumann (1810-56)

"Chopin," from Carnaval, Op. 9 (1834-35)

Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 (1893)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Nocturne, Op. 54, No. 4 (c. 1891)

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Impromptu, Op. 25, No. 1 (1880)

Ignacy Paderewski (1860-1941)

Melodie, Op. 8, No. 3 (1882)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Étude No. 12, Pour les accordes (1915)

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

From 24 Preludes, Op. 11 (1888-96)

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)

From Mazurkas, Op. 50 (1924-25)

Works by Henryk Wieniawski (1835-80); Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925); and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

 

PROGRAM TWELVE

Shared Passions, Different Paths

3:30 pm Preconcert Talk

4:30 pm Performance: Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Danny Driver, piano; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; and others

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49)

Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22 (1830-35)

Hector Berlioz (1803-69)

Roméo et Juliette, symphonie dramatique, Op. 17 (1839)