Classical 91.5


Daniel Pinkham: Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra)
    Quem vidistis pastores
    O magnum mysterium
    Gloria in excelsis Deo

Pinkham's Sinfonia Sacra with its Latin Christmas text is scored for chorus and either double brass choir or organ. The final movement, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, is a monument of 20th century choral expression.

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach: Sonata Sesta
Julie Andrijeski, Boel Gidholm, violins; Beiliang Zhu, viola da gamba; Leon Shelhase, harpsichord; Deborah Fox, theorbo

Recorded October 30, 2016 at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY in a concert entitled "Fantasticus."

What’s Fantasticus??? The Fantastic Style in music is related to the art of improvisation, and was described as “…especially suited to instruments. It is the most free and unrestrained method of composing, it is bound to nothing…it was instituted to display genius” (Kircher).


Bohuslav Martinů: Variations on a Slovakian Theme

(left to right) Natasha Farny, cello; Jitka Fowler Frankova, piano

Martinů wrote his Variations on a Slovakian Theme in March 1959 at Pratteln in Switzerland, where, now seriously ill, he was a guest of Paul Sacher and his wife. The folk-song Kde bych já veděla (‘If I had known’) provides the theme, heard from the cello after the short piano introduction.

Recorded October 12, 2016 as part of the fall 2016 season of Live from Hochstein.

Astor Piazzolla:  Cafe 1930, History of Tango

Guitar and violin are an elegant combination, heard from the drawing rooms of the classical era to the concert halls of today. This performance with the Red Creek Duo--violinist An-Chi Lin and guitarist Anton Machleder, was recorded during a Live Backstage Pass on February 24, 2017 with Julia Figueras.

Poulenc: Sextet for Winds and Piano, Op. 100

This concert features one-time only collaborations of Eastman School faculty and RPO members including Rebecca Gilbert, flute; Erik Behr, oboe; William Amsel, clarinet; Matthew McDonald, bassoon; W. Peter Kurau, horn; and Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano.

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op 135

The Amenda Quartet consists of Patricia Sunwoo and David Brickman, violins; Melissa Matson, viola; Mimi Hwang, cello.

This concert, First Muse: It Must Be! was recorded at the First Unitarian Church in Rochester on May 15, 2016.

Johann Adolph Hasse:  Miserere in c minor (Rochester Premiere)
   I.  Miserere mei Deus
   III. Ecce enim

Recorded live on November 15, 2015 at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY, Lee Wright directed First Inversion in this concert "Can You Handel Hasse?" which was part of the Rochester Early Music Festival.

Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Enrique Granados: Two Pieces from Goyescas
   Los Requiebros
   El fandango de candil

This concert "Spanish Music, Then and Now" was performed at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance on October 26, 2016 as part of the Live from Hochstein lunchtime concert series.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School, Yi-Wen Chang is on Hochstein's piano faculty and is an active concert pianist.

Classical 91.5

  Leonard Bernstein:  Piano Trio

Recorded live from the Hochstein School of Music and Dance on November 2, 2016 as part of the Live from Hochstein season.

The Neave trio consists of Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano.

J. S. Bach: Cantata No. 56, Ich will den Kreuzstab, 1st movement

John Meyer, baritone, Miles Canaday, conductor.  Recorded November 6, 2016 at Reformation Lutheran Church. Performed by students from the Eastman School of Music, and hosted by the ACDA Eastman Chapter as part of the Bach Cantata Series.