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Oakland Museum Concerts:
Chamber Music Concert, March 12, 1971

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 87 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

This is the second in a series of four concerts of chamber music put on by the Oakland Museum in the Spring of 1971. The focus of the concerts was works by contemporary California composers, although the programs also included other works, as seen fit by the program director Donald Cobb. Thus this second concert, recorded on March 12, 1971, includes songs by Claudio Monteverdi, Virgil Thomson with Gertrude Stein, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as chamber works by Ernest Bloch, and Leon Kirchner. All performed by local San Francisco Bay Area musicians.

Part 1 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Continuo Madrigals: Lamento della Ninfa (1638) (6:30) ; Si dolce e il tormento (1624) (3:00) ; Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti (1632) (8:30) / Claudio Monteverdi
Performers:  Kristine Comendant, soprano (Lamento ; Si Dolce)
Bruce Brewer, tenor (Lamento ; Zefiro)
David Hammer, tenor (Lamento ; Zefiro)
William Fleck, bass (Lamento)
Laurette Goldberg, harpsichord (Si Dolce)
Sally Kell, viola da gamba (Si Dolce)
Genres:  Classical Music; Art Songs
Subject:  17th century classical; Art songs; Madrigals; Madrigals, Italian; Vocal ensembles with instrumental ensemble; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
People:  Cobb, Donald; Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643; Comendant, Kristine ; Brewer, Bruce, 1944-; Hammer, David (Tenor); Fleck, William; Goldberg, Laurette; Kell, Sally
Recording Date:  3/12/1971
First Broadcast Date:  9/27/1971
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Suite No. 1, for cello (1956) (12:00) / Ernest Bloch -- Capital Capitals [text by Gertrude Stein] (1927) (18:00) / Virgil Thomson
Performers:  Bonnie Hampton, cello (Suite)
Bruce Brewer, tenor (Capital)
David Hammer, tenor (Capital)
William Fleck, bass (Capital)
James Shields, bass (Capital)
Donald Cobb, piano (Capital)
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Suites (Cello) ; Vocal quartets with piano
People:  Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959; Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989; Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Hampton, Bonnie; Brewer, Bruce, 1944-; Hammer, David (Tenor); Fleck, William; Shields, James (Bass); Cobb, Donald
Recording Date:  3/12/1971
First Broadcast Date:  9/27/1971
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Ten Blake Songs: Infant Joy (1:40) ; A Poison Tree (2:10) ; The Piper (2:20) ; London (1:50) ; The Lamb (3:00) ; The Shepherd (0:50) ; Ah! Sunflower (1:20) ; Cruelty Has a Human Heart (2:00) ; The Divine Image (2:20) ; Eternity (1:45) [texts by William Blake] (1957) / Ralph Vaughan Williams -- Trio, for violin, cello, and piano (1954) (15:00) / Leon Kirchner
Performers:  Bruce Brewer, tenor (Songs)
Allyson Christensen, oboe (Songs)
The Francesco Trio: (Trio)
David Abel, violin (Trio)
Bonnie Hampton, cello (Trio)
Nathan Schwartz, piano (Trio)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Subject:  20th century classical; Arts songs; Songs (High voice) with oboe; Piano trios
People:  Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958; Blake, William, 1757-1827; Kirchner, Leon; Brewer, Bruce, 1944-; Christensen, Allyson; Abel, David, 1935-; Hampton, Bonnie; Schwartz, Nathan
Recording Date:  3/12/1971
First Broadcast Date:  9/27/1971
 
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