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Beethoven's 5th & Tales of Hemingway
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley, Conductor
Zuill Bailey, celloSat 15 Oct 2016, 7:30 PM
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
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Daugherty Tales of HemingwayLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21, was dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, an early patron of the composer. The piece was published in 1801 by Hoffmeister & KŸhnel of Leipzig. It is unknown exactly when Beethoven finished writing this work, but sketches of the finale were found from 1795. The symphony is clearly indebted to Beethoven's predecessors, particularly his teacher Joseph Haydn as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but nonetheless has characteristics that mark it uniquely as Beethoven's work, notably the frequent use of sforzandi and the prominent, more independent use of wind instruments. Sketches for the finale are found among the exercises Beethoven wrote while studying counterpoint under Johann Georg Albrechtsberger in the spring of 1787. The premiere took place on 2 April 1800 at the K.K. Hoftheater nachst der Burg in Vienna. The concert program also included his Septet and Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as a symphony by Mozart, and an aria and a duet from Haydn's oratorio The Creation. This concert effectively served to announce Beethoven's talents to Vienna.
Bruch Kol NidreiRALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Tuba Concerto in F minor
The Tuba Concerto in F minor by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams dates from 1954. Vaughan Williams wrote the concerto for Philip Catelinet, principal tubist of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and Catelinet was the soloist in the premiere on 13 June 1954, with Sir John Barbirolli conducting. Catelinet was also the soloist in the work's first recording made that same year, again with Barbirolli and the LSO. While at first viewed as the eccentric idea of an aging composer, the concerto soon became one of Vaughan Williams' most popular works, and an essential part of the tuba repertoire for professionals. The work is in three movements: 1. Prelude: Allegro moderato, 2. Romanza: Andante sostenuto, 3. Finale - Rondo alla tedesca: Allegro. A performance commonly takes about 13 minutes.
Beethoven Symphony No. 5ANTONIN DVORAK
Slavonic Dance No. 1
The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonin Dvorak in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Opus 46 and Opus 72 respectively. Originally written for piano four hands, the Slavonic Dances were inspired by Johannes Brahms's own Hungarian Dances and were orchestrated at the request of Dvorak's publisher soon after composition. The pieces, lively and overtly nationalistic, were well received at the time and today are among the composer's most memorable works, occasionally making appearances in popular culture.
Zuill Bailey CelloRSO principal Tubist, Brian Kiser, regularly records diverse musical projects in various Indianapolis area studios, including projects for the Hal Leonard Corporation. As an active orchestral musician, Kiser has performed with many groups including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, among many others.
Brian is featured with the Bach 'N Blues 'N Brass on their recently released CD, Dominic Spera presents: American Popular Songbook for Brass Quintet. Brian has performed over 250 times in thirty-five states with the Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band. He has frequently performed with the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh. Brian has also appeared as a guest lecturer and soloist in Japan, and has recorded a DVD with the Carmel Brass Choir with members of the Indianapolis Symphony.
Dr. Kiser is currently the Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has also taught at Indiana State University and Millikin University. Kiser completed his Doctorate in Tuba Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2007. He also received his Masters of Music Performance degree from the University of Illinois, and his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
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