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Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents Juilliard Baroque Jan. 26

juilliardbaroqueThe Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the ensemble Juilliard Baroque on Sunday, January 26. The concert features music by Quantz, J.S. Bach, C.P.E Bach, Zelenka, and Telemann.

The performers include YSM faculty member Robert Mealy, violin, alongside Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; and Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord. MORE

Published January 9, 2014
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Ashley Solomon and Terence Charlston perform at the Collection Nov. 3

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The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents Ashley Solomon, baroque flute, and Terence Charlston, harpsichord, on Sunday, November 3.

The concert features music from the Baroque period, including selections by Quantz (a flutist himself), J.S. Bach, and his son C.P.E Bach. Solomon and Charlston are both members of the ensemble Florilegium, one of the U.K.’s finest period instrument ensembles.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE

Published October 3, 2013
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Pianist Jian Liu performs musical fantasies Nov. 8

DMA recital features music of Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart & more

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The Yale School of Music presents the pianist Jian Liu in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 8 pm. The program is an exploration of musical fantasies, including examples by C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt.

Liu will open his performance with C.P.E. Bach’s Fantasy in C major, Wq 59/6 – H 284. Next he will play Beethoven’s Fantasy, Op. 77, one of the composer’s rare ventures into the loose, almost improvisational form.

The second half of the concert will feature Liszt’s Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata, a virtuosic piece inspired by the reading of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The concert will conclude with Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor, K. 397, and Schubert’s “Wanderer” Fantasy in C major, D. 760.

The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

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Published October 25, 2012
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs at the Collection Apr. 18

From Galant to Classical: chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the Yale Baroque Ensemble, its ensemble in residence, in a concert on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

The concert, which will feature chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn, will take place at 8 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).

The program is called From Galant to Classical and traces the transformation of style from the late Baroque to the Viennese Classical. The postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) will perform sonatas, suites, and quartets using the Collection’s quartet of modern Baroque instruments. This concert will mark the debut of the Collection’s new set of Classical bows, made by Stephen Marvin.

One of Couperin’s Concerts Royaux will open the program, and a viola sonata by C.P.E. Bach will follow. The concert will conclude with Haydn’s Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2.

Robert Mealy, called “a world-class early music violinist” (New Yorker) and praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” (Boston Globe), directs the ensemble.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE

Published April 3, 2012
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