This summer I will occasionally post conversations with the artists who were scheduled to come to Newburyport this summer. Some will be participating in our “quartet caroling” but others weren’t able to make it due to covid-19.
David Yang, Artistic Director
A conversation with Yonah Zur, violin July 2020 by David Yang, Artistic Director NCMF
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897) Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 77 II. Adagio Yonah Zur, violin Beit Hillel Orchestra conducted by Anita Kamien
The following pieces/musicians were referred to in this conversation:
UNDERGROUND (1995) Film, directed by Emir Kusturica Trailer:
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827) String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827) String Quartet in C# Minor, Opus 131
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827) String Quartet in F Major, Opus 59, Number 1
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 – 1750) 'Aus Liebe' from the St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
A short clip of Sergiu Celibidache in rehearsal
Sergiu Celibidache yelling at the viola section
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791) String quintet in C Major, K. 515
Distant echoes, the vast roof overhead - I feel a slight chill and sense of awe when I walk into a cathedral. I get the same feeling of immensity when I listen to Bach’s sixth cello suite, a work the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich called “a symphony for solo cello.”
This post refers to the NCMF Winter Baroque streamed concert on Sunday, 20 December at 3:00 PM with Nurit Pacht (violin) and Eliana Yang (cello). Check out this link for more information. Donations are gratefully requested: consider $30, $20, $10, or what you can afford. (The sky's the limit!)
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