On tonight's show:

Friends of Chamber Music

Composer Leanna Kirchof

Mother and Son horn players


Friends of Chamber Music
The group formerly known as the International Sejong Soloists plays an all- DvoÅ™ák set.
Antonín DvoÅ™ák: Waltz in A major, Op.54 No. 1
Antonín DvoÅ™ák: Serenade in E major, Op.22
(Recorded 9/23/08)
Charley's program notes

Composer Leanna Kirchof

Leanna Kirchoff: Midsummer in the Cottonwoods
Paul Nagem, flute

Sarah Balian, oboe

Daryll Stevens, clarinet

Alexander Vierira, bassoon

Michael Yopp, horn
Colorado College New Music Symposium 2008
Leanna Kirchoff: As Sparks Fly Upward
Djuna Jennings, clarinet

Rob Blessinger, violin

Adam Esbensen, cello

Susan Smith, piano

Gordan Rencher, percussion
Ernest Bloch Festival 2006

Mother and Son horn players
Charley anticipates the Lamont Faculty Brass Trio's recital tomorrow. The Trio's horn player, Susan McCullough, and her son Jesse McCormick, formerly with the Colorado Symphony, now with the Cleveland Orchestra, have a CD.
Johannes Brahms (arr.Verne Reynolds): Duet, "So lass uns Wandern!" (So let us wander), Op.75
Jesse McCormick, horn

Susan McCullough, horn

Tamara Goldstein, piano
"It's All Relative" CD

Charley's program notes
Program Notes by Charley Samson, copyright 2010.

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904): Serenade for Strings in E major, Opus 22
        I.   Moderato
        II.  Tempo di Valse
        III. Scherzo: Vivace
        IV.  Larghetto
        V.   Finale: Allegro vivace

    Dvorák's Serenade for Strings was composed in just twelve days, between May 3 and 14, 1875.  A planned performance by Hans Richter and the Vienna Philharmonic the following fall never materialized.  The first performance took place in Prague on December 10, 1876.  Adolf Cech conducted the combined string sections of the Czech and German Theater Orchestras.  A Viennese performance had to wait until 1884.
    Biographer John Clapham writes: ``Both the light-hearted Scherzo and the Finale start canonically, and the Trio of the Waltz and the Larghetto are both enriched when their melodic themes are repeated canonically.  The first movement is simple and child-like, but the subdivision of violas and cellos gives it richness and the expressive interjections of the violins during the main theme are telling.  The Waltz and Trio have decided charm, and are linked together by a rhythmic motif....When the melody of the beautiful Larghetto is compared with the Trio theme in the second movement they are found to be two versions of the same basic musical thought.''