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Blanche Moyse (1909-2011)

02/11/11 3:00PM

Blanche Moyse passed away at the age of 101.  Today we'll celebrate her musical legacy and honor her memory with recordings of her violin playing and conducting.  Also today, we'll hear about a concert in Burlington this weekend that features Mendelssohn, and we'll hear Martha Argerich and friends playing Schumann's Piano Quintet.



Piano Trio #39 "Gypsy Rondo" in G, HOB 15/25
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Soloists: Joseph Kalichstein, piano ; Jaime Laredo, violin ; Sharon Robinson, cello
CD/Album: Haydn Piano Trios
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 90164


Intermezzo #1 for Orchestra
Composer: Vassili Kalinnikov
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8614


String Quintet #2 in Bb, Op. 87
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: Octet Op. 20 - Quintet Op. 87
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420400


Steve Delaney Remembers Blanche Moyse


Violin Partita #2: Sarabande in d, BWV 1004
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
CD/Album: Blanche Honegger Moyse - Violinist
Record co./Cat #: BMC 1
Note: (Recorded 1/4/1959 in Brattleboro, VT)


Violin Sonata in G, K 301
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Blanche Moyse, violin ; Louis Moyse, piano
CD/Album: VermontRecordings@mac.com
Record co./Cat #: BLM 19581200
Note: (Radio Geneva live broadcast, December 1958)


Magnificat: selections , BWV 243
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: New England Bach Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Blanche Moyse
Soloists: Blanche Moyse Chorale ; Mary Westbrook-Geha, mezzo-soprano ; Jon Humphrey, tenor
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Magnificat
Record co./Cat #: NEBF 1997


Violin Partita #2: Allemande in d, BWV 1004
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Blanche Moyse, violin
CD/Album: Blanche Honegger Moyse - Violinist
Record co./Cat #: BMC 1


Classics for Kids


Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Soloists: Martha Argerich, piano
CD/Album: Martha Argerich: Debut Recital
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 447430


Psalm 23: The Lord is my Shepherd, Op. 132, D 706
Composer: Franz Schubert
Ensemble: Voices of Ascension
Conductor: Dennis Keene
Soloists: Patrick Stephens, piano
CD/Album: Mysteries Beyond
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3138


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (for Cello & Orchestra)
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soloists: Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
CD/Album: Dvorak - Tchaikovsky
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 413819


Swan of Tuonela
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yoel Levi
CD/Album: Sibelius: Tone Poems & Incidental Music
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80320
Note: (from the "Lemminkainen Legends")


Egyptian March
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Kunzel
CD/Album: Ein Strausfest II
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80314


Pas des echarpes (Scarf Dance)
Composer: Cecile Chaminade
Soloists: Eric Parkin, piano
CD/Album: Chaminade: Piano Works
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8888


Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Martha Argerich, piano ; Dora Schwarzberg, violin ; Lucia Hall, violin ; Nobuko Imai, viola ; Mischa Maisky, cello
CD/Album: Schumann: Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: EMI 55484
Note: (LIVE recording @ The Concertgebouw; Sept. 18, 1994)


Perpetual Motion
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
CD/Album: Vienna Philharmonic: New Years Concert 1993
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438493
Note: (recorded live, New Year's Day in Vienna 1993)



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