Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Tickets will be available
at the door
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We are excited to present the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley with Pittsburgh pianist David Allen Wehr. Noah Bendix-Balgley’s recital in Pittsburgh in January of 2012 was recently named the “best classical concert” of 2012 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mr. Bendix-Balgley won 1st prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition and the International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini.” He will be accompanied by pianist David Allen Wehr who currently holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University and who has collected numerous prestigious awards throughout his performing career.
Sonata in G minor "The Devil's Trill"
The program opens with Tartini’s “The Devil’s Trill”, based on a dream of Tartini's. In this dream, Tartini gave the Devil his violin to see if he could play, and to Tartini’s surprise, the Devil was a wonderfully virtuosic player. It is this dream of the Devil's virtuosity which inspired this challenging piece.
Sonata for Violin and Piano
American Composer John Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano was the only winner of the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds chamber-music competition in Italy. Stephen Brookes of The Washington Post said that the sonata is “far too rarely heard”, and is “a tour de force for the violin”, and contains “some of the loveliest and most delicate music written in the past half-century.”
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
Originally, Debussy had planned this sonata to be the third of six in a cycle of sonatas. Unfortunately, Debussy was only able to complete three of these six sonatas. Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor was the last piece he wrote before he died of cancer in 1918. Debussy was the pianist for the premiere of the piece in 1917.
Fantasie in C major, D. 934
Although this was not Schubert’s last composition, it was his last work for violin and was completed just one year before Schubert’s death in 1828. It was not well received when it was premiered, but is now considered by many to be his best work for violin, and one of his instrumental masterpieces.
Doors open at 6:30
7:00-7:20pm Lobby Recital by Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra musicians
Braille and large-type programs available.
Wheelchair accessible seating is also available. Please call 412-624-4129 to arrange.
PCMS provides concierge service to assist patrons wishing to be dropped off at the Carnegie Museums' carriage driveway and parking facility. Call 412-624-4129 for more information.
This performance is supported in part by an award from the
National Endowments for the Arts. Art Works.