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Program Notes oboe duet by Gunther Joppig.

In Voi che sapete,


Cherubino, a teenager discovering love, implores
Flute Partita in A Minor (after 1723?) the Countess and Susanna to tell him if the
Written in four movements, the Flute Partita strange feelings he has is love. In La ci darem la
was originally titled Solo pour une flute traverse mano, Don Giovanni seduces the newly married
in the manuscript. The exact date of composition Zerlina who at first refuses and then succumbs.
is unknown, but Bach probably composed the Program Notes
work during his Cthen period, from which come
many other purely instrumental works, such as Flute Partita in A Minor (after 1723?)
the Brandenburg Concertos. The piece is a French Written in four movements, the Flute Partita
dance suite composed of four typical Baroque was originally titled Solo pour une flute traverse
dance movements. The first of which, the in the manuscript. The exact date of composition
Allemande, refers to a German duple-meter is unknown, but Bach probably composed the
dance. work during his Cthen period, from which come
many other purely instrumental works, such as
Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1947) the Brandenburg Concertos. The piece is a French
Henri Dutilleux followed in the tradition of dance suite composed of four typical Baroque
the great French composers before him, such as dance movements. The first of which, the
Ravel, Debussy, and Messiaen. However, he Allemande, refers to a German duple-meter
refused to be associated with any particular dance.
school of composing and chose to form his own
independent style. After numbering his Piano Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1947)
Sonata as Op. 1, Dutilleux claimed all works Henri Dutilleux followed in the tradition of
written before Op. 1 (including the Oboe Sonata) the great French composers before him, such as
do not represent his mature composing voice and Ravel, Debussy, and Messiaen. However, he
therefore renounced them. refused to be associated with any particular
The Oboe Sonata was composed for the Paris school of composing and chose to form his own
Conservatoire Concours in 1947; he regretted independent style. After numbering his Piano
writing the piece so hastily and particularly Sonata as Op. 1, Dutilleux claimed all works
disliked the levity of the third movement. written before Op. 1 (including the Oboe Sonata)
do not represent his mature composing voice and
Voi che sapete from Marriage of Figaro (1786) therefore renounced them.
La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni (1787) The Oboe Sonata was composed for the Paris
The enduring popularity of Mozarts operas Conservatoire Concours in 1947; he regretted
has lead to many transciptions of the arias. These writing the piece so hastily and particularly
two come from a series of flute duets edited for disliked the levity of the third movement.
Dorati writes a fugue in three voices played by
Voi che sapete from Marriage of Figaro (1786) one person. He differentiates each voice through
La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni (1787) stark dynamic contrast and articulation.
The enduring popularity of Mozarts operas IV. Berceuse
has lead to many transciptions of the arias. These French for lullaby, Dorati writes a soothing
two come from a series of flute duets edited for pentatonic lullaby for muted oboe.
oboe duet by Gunther Joppig. In Voi che sapete, V. Lgerdemain
Cherubino, a teenager discovering love, implores For the last piece, Dorati writes Sleight of Hand.
the Countess and Susanna to tell him if the In two parts, he starts with Le spiel to imitate a
strange feelings he has is love. In La ci darem la magician intriguing the audience with his talk. The
mano, Don Giovanni seduces the newly married second part, Le trick uses a twelve-tone row to
Zerlina who at first refuses and then succumbs. astonish us as he turns G into F sharp. After many
Cinq pieces pour le hautbois (1981) twists and turns, voila, the trick is done.
Hungarian composer and conductor, Antal
Dorati wrote two pieces for Heinz Holliger: Duo
Concertante and Cinq Pieces. While the Duo
Concertante is very Hungarian in character, the Cinq pieces pour le hautbois (1981)
Cinq Pieces present five short, unrelated character Hungarian composer and conductor, Antal
pieces. Some of the titles are programmatic but Dorati wrote two pieces for Heinz Holliger: Duo
Dorati didnt leave a program. Concertante and Cinq Pieces. While the Duo
I. La Cigale et la fourmie (daprs Concertante is very Hungarian in character, the
Lafontaine) Cinq Pieces present five short, unrelated character
A popular childrens tale, Dorati depicts the pieces. Some of the titles are programmatic but
conversation between the Grasshopper and the Dorati didnt leave a program.
Ant. Using large leaps, he depicts the Grasshopper I. La Cigale et la fourmie (daprs
who spent all summer singing and not harvesting Lafontaine)
food. The Ant is shown through step-wise A popular childrens tale, Dorati depicts the
chromatic lines, who chides the Grasshopper for conversation between the Grasshopper and the
not preparing for the winter. Ant. Using large leaps, he depicts the Grasshopper
II. Lettre dAmour who spent all summer singing and not harvesting
While Dorati didnt provide a love letter to food. The Ant is shown through step-wise
reference in writing this movement, the letter chromatic lines, who chides the Grasshopper for
seems panged with torture, perhaps from not preparing for the winter.
unrequited love and process of coming to terms II. Lettre dAmour
with ones feelings. While Dorati didnt provide a love letter to
III. Fugue trois voix reference in writing this movement, the letter
seems panged with torture, perhaps from V. Lgerdemain
unrequited love and process of coming to terms For the last piece, Dorati writes Sleight of Hand.
with ones feelings. In two parts, he starts with Le spiel to imitate a
III. Fugue trois voix magician intriguing the audience with his talk. The
Dorati writes a fugue in three voices played by second part, Le trick uses a twelve-tone row to
one person. He differentiates each voice through astonish us as he turns G into F sharp. After many
stark dynamic contrast and articulation. twists and turns, voila, the trick is done.
IV. Berceuse
French for lullaby, Dorati writes a soothing
pentatonic lullaby for muted oboe.