jasmine choi Recital
saturday, march 7, 2015 @ 7 pm
Schrott Center for the Arts
610 West 46th street, Indianapolis, IN
this event is open to the public. Tickets for the recital only are $18 and available now at http://www.schrottcenter.org
Fantasy for Solo Flute #11 in G Major Georg Philipp Telemann
Allegro (1681 - 1767)
Published in Hamburg in 1732 and 1733, this is one of twelve fantasies written by Telemann which more or less progress through all the key signatures from A Major to G minor. These fantasies are alone among the baroque repertoire to include movements which are seemingly impossible for the flute. Note that this one has the flute playing a fugue with itself!
Achat Sha’alti for Flute and Piano Paul Schoenfield
A Hebrew song whose title translates to, “One Thing I have Asked – that I may dwell in the House of the Lord for all my days to behold the graciousness of the Lord.” The song derives from another Schoenfield piece, Six Improvisations on Hasidic Melodies for piano which he wrote in the mid 1980’s.
La Campanella for Flute and Piano Niccolo Paganini
(1782 - 1840)
La Campanella (The Little Bell) is actually the final movement of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7, completed in 1826. The movement derives its “nickname” from the bell-like sounds in both the flute and piano parts. Like much of Paganini’s work, it is filled with intricate and technically demanding solo passages. It was such a crowd-pleaser in Paganini’s day that he often performed it on his violin as a stand-alone showpiece rather than as a part of the concerto.
Great Train Race for Solo Flute Ian Clarke
This innovative British composer, whose Deep Blue recording became a Top Ten record – unusual for a flute recording, presents an extended, entertaining piece that sounds just like its title. It features residual/breathy fast tonguing, multiphonics, singing and playing at the same time, lip bending and some explosive harmonics.
Sonata “Undine” for Flute and Piano, Op. 167 Carl Reinecke
Allegro (1824 - 1910)
These songs were based on a novel written by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque in 1811 called “Undine.” Undine is a mythical water nymph who is the daughter of the King of the Sea, but she yearns to love a mortal and is found on the beach by a farmer and his wife. They take her in and raise her but she is not “human” in the normal sense, still communicating with her water spirits. The sonata begins with an Allegro section, noting the nymph in her watery kingdom. Then the Allegretto vivace (B minor) which portrays her life with her foster parents. Upon falling in love with Hulbrand, a mortal man, she becomes human in the Andante tranquillo (G Major) with its happy wedding.
But Undine is fated to die if the man she loves is unfaithful. That is precisely what happens as Hulbrand’s previous love, Berthalda turns him against Undine. He leaves her to make his life with Berthalda. In the Finale, Allegro molto agitato ed appassionato and quasi Presto – Undine endures the scolding of Hulbrand and is charged by the water spirits to exact a punishment on him which she does through a kiss which kills him at his wedding to Berthalda. Undine vanishes and becomes a beautiful stream that surrounds the grave of Hulbrand. The loving theme returns to create a touching mood to end the sonata. High drama!
Czardas for Flute and Piano Vittorio Monti
Andante – Largo (1868 - 1922)
Meno – quasi lento
Molto piu vivo
Originally written for violin and piano in 1904, Monti, who was from Naples, wrote this piece shortly after having received an engagement to write and conduct for the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris for whom he wrote several ballets and operettas. This piece became an immediate hit and was played by virtually every gypsy orchestra in Europe for many years.