FLUTE & PIANO
ELIVI VARGA, flute
ROLLIN WILBER, piano
Link to Program Notes: Scandinavian Program
Composers and themes from Scandinavian countries form the basis on which to present this richly styled recital of works worthy of savoring.
Music by composers of Scandinavian heritage:
Howard Hanson, American composer of Swedish origin
Edvard Grieg, famous Norwegian composer
Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish Baroque composer
Jean Sibelius, famous Finnish composer
Laura Netzel (pseudonym, N. Lago, needed for publishing), in a rare work by this late-Romantic, Finnish woman composer
Erland von Koch, Swedish composer
A work by Walter Gieseking, based on a musical theme by Norway’s Edvard Grieg.
This recital culminates in the remarkable “Variations on a Theme by Grieg,” a major work for flute and piano, rarely heard and with few existing recordings.
For this work, the composer is the great, 20th century German/French pianist, Walter Gieseking. In keeping with our concert’s concept is his usage of a theme by Edvard Grieg as the basis for this powerful and beautifully written set of variations. We believe this may be one of the first times this work has ever been performed in Philadelphia.
Please join us for this highly unusual recital, where we will speak about these wonderful, musical-cultural histories.
Johan Helmich Roman: Sonata #6 in B minor, for flute and harpsichord (or organ with cello) – arr. for piano and flute
Laura Netzel (pseudonym N. Lago): Suite, op. 33, for flute and piano
Jean Sibelius: Nocturne for flute and piano
Erland von Koch: Silver Tunes, for solo flute
Howard Hanson: Serenade, op. 35, for flute and piano
Edvard Grieg: Once Upon a Time, from “Lyric Pieces,” op, 71, for piano solo
Walter Gieseking: Seven Variations on a Theme by Grieg, for flute and piano, (based on “Arietta,” No. 1 of the Lyric Pieces, Op. 12, by Edvard Grieg)
TWO PERFORMANCES ~ ~ TWO LOCATIONS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm
IVY HALL – International Institute for Culture
6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
ADMISSION: $30/general; $24/seniors; $20/students
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm
THE ETHICAL SOCIETY BUILDING
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103