On Stage at Curtis

Graduation Recital by Julia Harguindey, Bassoon

A graduation recital by Julia Harguindey, bassoon. Julia hails from Montreal (by way of Argentina), and studied at Curtis with Daniel Matsukawa. Her program:

Handel: Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV 393
Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Mathieu Harel, bassoon; Matthew Glandorf, harpsichord
This piece, dating from around 1719, was originally written for two violins and continuo. Here, Julia is joined by her mentor Mathieu Harel, a former Curtis student and currently associate principal bassoon of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal.

Ravel: Sonatine for Piano (arranged by Carlos Salzedo)
Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Patrick Williams, flute; Elizabeth White Clark, harp
Maurice Ravel’s Sonatine was composed between 1903 and 1905. The great harpist and Curtis Institute faculty member Carlos Salzedo created this transcription, which was approved by the composer.

Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo in C minor, Op.35
Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Anastasia Agapova, violin; Katya Poplyansky, violin; Alex Link, viola; Summer Hu, cello
This is yet another arrangement from the original: in 1813, Weber himself created a bassoon version of this display piece originally written for violin. Full of high spirits, it has become a favorite of bassoonists all over the world.

Guastavino: Rosita Iglesias
Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Yoni Levyatov, piano
Carlos Guastavino was a composer from Julia Harguindey’s native Argentina; he lived from 1912 to 2000. And yes, this is a transcription again, and again from the original violin, dating from 1965.

Jeanjean: Prelude and Scherzo
Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Yoni Levyatov, piano
Paul Jeanjean was a French composer and teacher who wrote a number of works for clarinet and bassoon. And lo and behold, he did composer this Prelude and Scherzo for bassoon.

Music Word of the Week: Rondo
One of the fundamental forms in music, in which a repeated section alternates with at least two different episodes. At its simplest it can be represented as ABACA.
(from the Oxford Dictionary of Music)

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