Student Recital: Danielpour, Weber, Scarlatti, and Beethoven
Danielpour: Selections from Urban Dances
Steven Franklin, trumpet; Matthew Gajda, trumpet; Ray Seong Jin Han, horn; Lyman McBride, trombone; Andrew Doub, tuba
Riddle Dance, Burlesque and Peripetia are three of the dances from Urban Dances: Dance Suite in Five Movements by Richard Danielpour written for Brass Quintet.
Weber: Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34
Slavko Popovic, clarinet; Tsutomu William Copeland, violin; Ania Filochowska, violin; Erika Gray, viola; Albert Seo, cello
This is a clarinet quintet that was composed by Carl Maria von Weber. It was written for clarinet virtuoso Heninrich Baermann. This piece is technically demanding for the clarinet. The movements are marked: Allegro; Fantasia: Adagio
Menuetto and Rondo: Allegro.
Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K. 466
Scarlatti: Sonata in E Minor, K. 198
Abigail Kent, harp
Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti composed these Baroque pieces during the time when it is believe to be his “most mature period and largest output which was concentrated between 1753 and before his death in 1757. Harpist Abigail Kent graduated from Curtis in 2017 and is currently in the Masters of Music program at Mannes School of Music in New York City.
Beethoven: Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Zitong Wang, piano
This Beethoven Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78 written in 1809, is known as a “light piece in two movements.” The movements are Adagio cantabile—Allegro ma non troppo and Allegro vivace. It is a short piece that takes about 10 minutes to perform.