A Taste of Beethoven

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A Taste of Beethoven

Sunday, May 9, 2021 / 4:00 pm
$20

2021 Spring Virtual Concert Series
Casa Rondeña Winery

PREMIERE: SUNDAY, MAY 9 @4:00 PM—AVAILABLE THROUGH JUNE 9
This spring, our Virtual Concert Series takes you to the breathtaking Casa Rondeña Winery located in the beautiful North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Experience Romantic works by Beethoven, Rossini, Handel, Andrés Martin, and more, with this third and exciting episode featuring select players from The Santa Fe Symphony.

Casa Rondeña Winery was established in 1995 as a family undertaking, with the first plantings in 1990 at the hands of vintner John Calvin and his two sons. In addition to the tasting room, gift shop, and private club, the winery’s beautiful grounds in Albuquerque’s North Valley serve as a stunning backdrop for weddings and special events.

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PROGRAM

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

Duetto in G Major for Cello and Bass

Allegro

Melinda Mack, Cello; Toby Vigneau, Bass

 

FRIEDRICH GRÜTZMACHER

Weihegesang (Consecration Hymn), op.65

Dana Winograd, Principal Cello; Melinda Mack, Cello; Lisa Collins, Cello; James Holland, Cello

 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Suite No. 6 in D Major For Solo Cello, BWV 1012, arr. for Cello Quartet by Colin Hampton

Sarabande

Gavottes

Dana Winograd, Principal Cello; Melinda Mack, Cello; Lisa Collins, Cello; James Holland, Cello

 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430

The Harmonious Blacksmith for Oboe and Bassoon

Elaine Heltman, Principal Oboe; Stefanie Przybylska, Principal Bassoon; Luke Gullickson, Harpsichord

 

JOACQUÍN TURINA

La oración del torero, op.34 (The Bullfighter’s Prayer) for strings

Nicolle Maniaci, Principal Violin II; Valerie Turner, Violin; Viola da Braccio, Viola; James Holland, Cello; Sam Brown, Bass

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

3 Duets for Clarinet and Bassoon; arr. for clarinet and English horn

Duet No. 1 – Rondo

Lori Lovato, Principal Clarinet; Rebecca Ray, English Horn

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, Hess 19

Allegro

Jeffrey Rogers, Principal Horn; Peter Erb, Horn; Katelyn Benedict, Horn; Elaine Heltman, Principal Oboe; Stefanie Przybylska, Principal Bassoon

 

ANDRÉS MARTÍN

Tango Across the Border

Toby Vigneau, Bass; Sam Brown, Bass

 

DAVE ANDERSON 

Blew Cheeze

Toby Vigneau, Bass; Sam Brown, Bass

 

 

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Please note that all repertoire, filming locations, musicians, and program dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions and per the State of New Mexico’s current Public Health Order at the time of filming.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Details

Start:
May 9 @ 4:00 pm
End:
June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20

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Of Note

There have been several theories about why the last movement of Handel’s Suite No. 5 in E Major was called “The Harmonious Blacksmith.” The name was not given by Handel and was not recorded until the 19th century, when the movement became popular on its own. Explanations include that it was inspired by the sound of a hammer on an anvil; that Handel heard a blacksmith singing the tune; and that it was named after a blacksmith, William Lintern, who also played harpsichord and published the piece so that he could sell copies.

Although an extremely prolific composer who wrote 39 operas by age 37 (when he mysteriously retired from composing), Rossini was not as well known for his instrumental works. Duetto for cello and bass was commissioned in 1824 by amateur cellist Sir David Salomons, and was written for the famous bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti (whose nicknames included “Il Drago” and ‘”Paganini of the Double Bass”).

While living in Spain, John Calvin gained an appreciation for architecture, music, and winemaking — three important ingredients that helped build his Casa Rondeña Winery. His philosophy is that those three elements help us experience the beauty around us, and weave the diverse elements of nature and earth into a graceful fabric. Calvin is also a trained flamenco guitarist with a soft spot for supporting local music.

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