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“Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival always unearth piles of buried treasures.” — The New Yorker


5 – august ju ly


Bard SummerScape 2013 presents seven inspired weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. The hub of these offerings is the 24th annual Bard Music Festival, this year examining the life, work, and cultural milieu of the 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky. SummerScape takes place in the extraordinary Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College’s stunning Mid–Hudson Valley campus.


July 26 – August 4

U.S. Stage Premiere ORESTEIA Music by Sergey Taneyev American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger Russian composer Sergey Taneyev’s extraordinary but rarely staged opera conveys the searing drama of Aeschylus’ powerful trilogy about the cursed House of Atreus. Dance/Theater July 6–7 A RITE Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company A new work celebrating the centennial of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Theater July 11–21 World Premiere Adaptation THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Directed by János Szász Adapted by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov At once a pungent political satire, a magical fantasy, and an unforgettable love story. Bard Music Festival Twenty-fourth Season STRAVINSKY AND HIS WORLD Two weekends of concerts, panels, and other events bring the musical world of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky vividly to life. WEEKEND ONE August 9–11 Becoming Stravinsky: From St. Petersburg to Paris will trace Stravinsky’s path from his early Russian years to his first great successes in Paris writing for Sergei Diaghilev’s legendary Ballets Russes, most notably the scandalous premiere of The Rite of Spring. WEEKEND TWO August 16–18 Stravinsky Reinvented: From Paris to Los Angeles will explore Stravinsky’s creative output during the interwar years and the music he composed in the United States, where he settled in 1939. Film Festival July 12 – August 3 STRAVINSKY’S LEGACY AND RUSSIAN ÉMIGRÉ CINEMA Spiegeltent July 5 – August 18 CABARET, MUSIC, FINE DINING, AND MORE

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ALAN HOVHANESS — WORLD PREMIERE: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, recorded in Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, with pianists Martin Berkovsky and Atakan Sari; Globalis Symphony Orchestra. Also Lousadzak, Concerto for Piano and Strings; and premiere recordings of two-piano works Mihr, Ko-ola-u, and Vijag. All on CF889: The Historic Moscow Recordings.

Crystal has the largest collection of recordings of Hovhaness works conducted or supervised by the composer, most with major British orchestras. A small sample (see web for many more): CD810: And God Created Great Whales, Anahid, Elibris, Alleluia & Fugue, Concerto #8 for Orchestra. Philharmonia Orch. CD802: St. Vartan Symphony, "Artik" Horn Concerto. National Phil. of London & Israel Philharmonic. CD803: Majnun Symphony. National Phil. of London. CD804: Etchmiadzin Symphony, Fra Angelico, and more.

Zelenka Six Chamber Sonatas A friend of J.S. Bach and one of the most respected composers of the period, Zelenka wrote these six Quatre Sonatas for two oboes (one with oboe and violin), bassoon, and continuo

(harpsichord and bass). Pertormed here by principal players from the Dallas & Houston Symphonies & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra,. CD821 (vol. 1): Sonatas 1-3; CD822 (vol. 2): Sonatas 4-6

"The Reicha Quintets are symphonies in miniature...each is a masterpiece of the highest order...some of the finest music ever penned." Audiophile Audition "Glorious quintets. The Westwood Wind Quintet has a standard of ensemble playing that is nothing short of breathtaking." International Record Review "Absolute masterpieces" Fanfare

24 Reicha Woodwind Quintets on 12 CDs: $16.95 ea. or Box Set Special $128* all 12 CDs (13 hours of music)

KENNETH TSE, SAXOPHONE. “Tse plays with seductive tonal beauty...extremely elegant tone... and sheer virtuosity.” American Record Guide. He has six solo CDs: NEW–CD780: Pictures at an Exhibition (for four saxophones (one player) and piano; plus works by Canfield & Dressel. CD656: Sonatas and solos by Feld, Heiden, Bernstein, Muczynski, etc. CD657: Works by Cheetham, Wm. Grant Still, Hartley,

etc.. CD658: Works by Piazzolla, Albeniz, Faure, etc. CD358: Trios (Saxophone, Bassoon, Piano). CD359: Music for Two Saxophones by Hindemith, Morosco, Nagao, etc. With Nobuya Sugawa, Saxophone.

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