Program Notes

Below is a small sampling of program notes I’ve written over the years.

All images courtesy of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Other notes include…

  • Alexander Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor (arr. Schoenberg)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, op. 2
  • Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto
  • Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Hob. III/63, op. 64, no. 5, “The Lark”
  • George Frideric Handel: Utrecht Jubilate
  • Leoš Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, “From the Street”
  • György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola
  • Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 42, op. 42
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
  • Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen: Pentatonic Etude
  • Emmanuel Sejourné: Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 16
  • Joaquín Turina: La oración del torero, op. 34

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