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Program Notes: Notturno

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Template not foundChristopher Kachian, Guitar Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (Choceň, Bohemia, baptized 1773 – Vienna, 1830), originally named Václav Thomas Matějka in his native Czech, became an Austrian composer, guitarist and church choir director.  He studied law in Prague, but moved to Vienna to pursue music.  He […]

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Program Notes: Italian Serenade

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Recognize anyone in this video? Click below for a preview of this piece: Template not foundWolf, 1860-1903 Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf (Windischgraz, Styria, now Slovenjgradec in Slovenia, 1860 – Vienna, 1903), is best known as an extraordinarily fine composer of lieder, art songs, in the tradition […]

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Give to the Max Day 2014

The Musical offering, the Twin Cities longest established chamber ensemble, is in its 44th season! This is the final year of a three year exploration of the music of Vienna from 1780 to 1930, which has been very well received by our audience. The mission of The Musical Offering is to keep classical music alive […]

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Program Notes: Brahms Piano Quartet

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Listen below to a recording of Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, Jaime Laredo, and Yo-Yo Ma.Template not foundProgram Notes: Brahms’ Piano QuartetJohannes Brahms (Hamburg, 1833 – Vienna, 1897) wrote the Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25, in 1861, at the beginning of his first maturity, just a year before […]

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Program Notes: Endre Szervánsky

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board member Listen to the first movement below, performed by the Azahar Ensemble.Template not foundProgram Notes: Szervánsky’s Wind QuintetEndre Szervánsky (Budatétény, 1911 – Budapest, 1977) studied clarinet at the Budapest Academy of Music, and then played in orchestras before he returned to study composition.  He worked for the […]