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Student Recital: Saint-Saëns, Crumb, Brahms

A student recital featuring music by Saint-Saëns, Crumb, and Brahms. The program:

Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie in A major, Op. 124
Maria Ioudenitch, violin; Héloïse Carlean-Jones, harp

This piece by composer Saint-Saëns was dedicated to the sisters Marianne Eissler, a violinist and Clara Eissler, a harpist, who he met in 1907, ten years prior to composing Fantaisie in A major, Op. 124. After their meeting he had promise them a duo. They premiered the piece in London and it became a favorite with audiences.

Crumb: Federico’s Little Songs for Children
Alize Rozsnyai, soprano; Emma Resmini, flute; Héloïse Carlean-Jones, harp

American composer George Crump wrote Federico’s Little Songs for Children, seven lighthearted poems for flute, voice and harp in 1986. The songs are:

  • La Señorita del Abanico (Señorita of the Fan)
  • La Tarde (Afternoon)
  • Canción Cantada (A Song Sung)
  • Caracola (Snail)
  • ¡El Lagarto está Llorando! (The Lizard is Crying!)
  • Cancioncilla Sevillana (A Little Song from Seville)
  • Canción Tonta (Silly Song).

These songs depict scenes from a children’s fantasy world.

Brahms: Four Ballades, Op. 10
Kate Liu, piano

The Four Ballades were written during Brahms experimental phase in 1854. They are usually played as a set with each Ballade in a different key. The Ballades are: Ballade in D minor; Ballade in D major; Ballade in B minor and Ballade in B major

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