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Sunday, November 7, 2021, 4pm EDT
FRENCH AND FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Faculty Chamber Music Recital 
presented by Bard College and Conservatory

 

Frank Corliss, piano

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Marka Gustavsson, viola

Patricia Spencer, flute

 

Featuring two French composers, two American composers who studied with Nadia Boulanger, plus an outlier.

 

Thea Musgrave – Primavera (1971), soprano and flute

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. GeorgesSonata in B-flat Major, Op. 1a, No. 1,  flute and piano

Maurice Duruflé – Prélude, Récitatif et Variations, flute, viola, and piano

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Quartet in D Major, Wq 94,  flute, viola, and piano

Aaron Copland – Duo for Flute and Piano (1971)

Thea Musgrave (b.1928) spent four years at the Paris Conservatoire, studying with Nadia Boulanger. Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was among the first American students of Boulanger, with whom he studied for three years. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges (1745-1799), was born in Guadeloupe but educated in France where he had a major career as a conductor, violin soloist, and composer of operas. He was also a champion fencer, and gained special respect when he defeated a fencing master who challenged him – a man who had publicly mocked him with racist remarks. Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) was a renowned organist, composer, and professor at the Paris Conservatoire from 1943 to 1970. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), the fifth son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was for 28 years the cembalist for Frederick the Great (a secret flutist for years, because of the disapproval of his father, the King).  

László Z. Bitó Conservatory Building

Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Admission is FREE

Outside guests CLICK HERE to register for in-person attendance 

CLICK HERE to view this concert live on YouTube starting on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4 PM EDT