Brahms’ Op. 115 “Clarinet Quintet” & String Quartets by Gaito
Sunday February 13: Chamber Mus. Soc. of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-21)
From Bach to Brahms
Bach: Aria No. 1 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” from Cantata BWV 51.
Joélle Harvey, Soprano; Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet; Francisco Fullana, Violin I; Erin Keefe, Violin II; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Efe Baltacigil, Cello; Xavier Foley, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord
Handel: “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson HWV 57. Joélle Harvey, Soprano; Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet; Francisco Fullana, Violin I; Kristin Lee, Violin II; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Marc Goldberg, Bassoon; Efe Baltacigil, Cello; Xavier Foley, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord
Brahms: Quintet in B minor for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 115
David Shifrin, Clarinet; Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, Violin I; Philip Setzer, Violin II; Lawrence Dutton, Viola; David Finckel, Cello)
Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-46)
Constantino Gaito: an Argentine Post-Romantic Genius
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1878, Gaito went to study in Napoli, Italy. He was encouraged and supported by Verdi, who championed his music. Gaito is an amazing post-Romantic composer, amazingly overlooked by music history. He composed beautifully crafted chamber and orchestral music as well as eleven operas.
Constantino Gaito String Quartet No. 1, Op. 23. Sarastro String Quartet
Constantino Gaito Piano Quintet, Op. 24. Agustina Herrera, piano; Sarastro String Quartet
Constantino Gaito Cello Sonata, Op. 26 - II. Andante sostenuto. Zoe Knighton, cello; Amir Farid, piano