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June 1999

June 6 -  June 13 -  June 20 -  June 27

Arte Corale
June 6, 1999

The ancient traditions of Orthodox choral singing encompass some of the most glorious music ever written for human voices. After a long period of official silence in 20th-century Russia, this age-old legacy is again coming alive. Bill McGlaughlin's guests this week on Saint Paul Sunday are at the heart of this Renaissance. Arte Corale - a choir of 12 men founded at the Archangel Gabriel Church in Moscow - will perform a rich cross-section of Orthodox music, from early chant to works of this century. You'll find their music deeply beguiling to the Western ear.
Photo: Arte Corale

Traditional/Znamennyi Rospev: O Praise the Lord's Name
Nikolai Golovanov: Hymn for Saint Nicholas
P. Dinev: The Wise Thief
A. Alexandrov: Lord, Bless My Soul
Dmitri Bortnyanski: Lord By Your Power
Alexandre Kastalskij: Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant Depart
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Penitential Prayer for Russia
A. Kosolapov: Lord, Steadfast
A. Kostalsky: Christ is Risen from the Dead
Pavel Chesnokov: Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ
Pavel Chesnokov: The Angel Cried Out, Rejoice!
Pavel Chesnokov: Let My Prayer Arise
Troparion: Christ is Risen from the Dead!
Traditional: Blessed is the Man who walketh not in the Council of the Wicked (Psalm 1)

The Weilerstein Trio
June 13, 1999

Chamber music has always been a family affair, and this week on Saint Paul Sunday the Weilerstein Trio - an acclaimed mother-father-daughter ensemble - prove that family music making can also be extraordinary. Violinist Donald Weilerstein, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein have won international enthusiasm for their bravura artistry. They'll bring us trio music of Schumann and Shostakovich, as well as Antonín Dvorák's haunting duet for piano and cello, "Silent Woods."
Photo: Weilerstein Trio

Dvorak: Silent Woods
Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op. 67
Shostakovich: iv. Allegretto
Schumann: Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 63
Schumann: iii. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
Schumann: iv. Mit Feuer

Quartetto Gelato
June 20, 1999

There's ice cream - and then there's gelato. Later this month, Saint Paul Sunday invites you to sample Quartetto Gelato. Hailed as the hottest group to come out of Canada since the Canadian Brass, these four artists combine woodwinds, strings, guitar, accordion, and voice into concert pieces that rejuvenate the usual chamber fare. Their delightful Saint Paul Sunday program typifies the quartet's trademark eclecticism and energy. We'll hear classical favorites, opera, early music, and South American tango, as well as affecting arrangements of the familiar tunes "Danny Boy" and "Dark Eyes." As one critic put it, "Quartetto Gelato plays with both the precision expected of a string quartet in Beethoven and the abandonment of gypsies improvising around a campfire." Tune in for the perfect summer treat.
Photo: Quartetto Gelato
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Ruggero Leoncavallo (arr. Vena): Mattinata
Antonín Dvorák (arr. Steljes): Bagatelles 2, 3
Traditional (arr. Vena): Dark Eyes
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Quartetto Gelato): Tanti Anni Prima
Richard Strauss (arr. McNeff): Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Ernst Krahmer: Rondeau Hongrois
Traditional: (arr. Quartetto Gelato): Danny Boy

Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano
June 27, 1999

We all know that brothers and sisters don't see eye to eye on everything, and Bill McGlaughlin's guests this week - the brother and sister duo violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Orli Shaham - miss no chance to tease each other. When it comes to music, however, they're in perfect accord. They'll bring us music each has a special feeling for: three works by Czech composer Antonín Dvorak. As Gil puts it, "I don't think Dvorak ever wrote a wrong note."
Photos: Orli Shaham, Gil Shaham 1, Gil Shaham 2

Antonín Dvorák: Sonata in F major, Op. 57
Antonín Dvorák: Sonatina in G major, Op 100
Antonín Dvorák: Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75-III. Allegro appasionato


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