Student Recital of Music for Harp and Violin
A student recital of music for harp and violin. The program:
Salzedo: Variations on a Theme in the Ancient Style
Danyi Xia, harp
Carlos Salzedo lived from 1885 to 1961. A native of France, Salzedo was a prominent harpist, composer and conductor of his day. Salzedo established the harp program at Curtis in 1924, and remained as head of the department at the school until his death in 1961. Salzedo's "Variations on a Theme in the Ancient Style" is based on a melody by Salzedo himself, subjected to a series of variations.
Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2
Anastasia Agapova, violin; Hugh Sung, piano
Bartok composed this concerto in 1937 and 1938 for the Hungarian virtuoso Zoltan Szekely, who gave the premiere in 1939 with Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The concerto is distinguished by a theme and variations second movement, with the finale as basically a variation on the first movement.
Musical Word of the Week: Glissando
1. performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a harp.
2. a glissando passage.
3. (in string playing) a slide.