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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This week's Showcase looks ahead to two local upcoming concerts.

The rafters of the Morgan Library & Museum will ring with Ravel later this month, when members of the Israeli Chamber Project perform the French composer's Introduction and Allegro. We're treated to a preview of this performance in the first half of this Showcase.

Then we tip our ears to soprano Sarah Wolfson and pianist Ji-Young Li, who will soon perform in the Neue Gallerie on Manhattan's Upper East Side, delivering an all-Kurt Weill lineup.

Program:

Ravel - Introduction and Allegro, performed by members of the Israeli Project 

Kurt Weill -  Foolish Heart, Surabaya Jonny, Martero, Schickelgruber and Youkali, performed by soprano Sarah Wolfson and pianist Ji-Young Li.

 

Comments [1]

Kenneth Bennett Lane from BOONTON, NJ

KUDOS TO BOB SHERMAN FOR HIS YOUNG ARTIST SHOWCASE. Given the proper showcase, talent may eventually achieve the goals of youth.
The appearance of the Israeli Chamber Project at the Morgan Library affords the opportunity to discuss a relevant issue to music and music performers and music lovers. Democratic, with a lower case d, is the digitalization of important works for widest possible viewing, and at any hour and venue. As a student, at my perusal were microfilmed and facsimile copies of major masterpieces by composers of every era.
The course was named "Literature and materials" created by George Wedge. Beethoven's numerous revisions to create the most "inevitable" flow were to me the most evocative of the whole process of creativity. The accessibility of those major works by Beethoven, Wagner and others was of incalculable value to me.
Modern day scanning and archiving may achieve momentous creativity. Obviously, viewing the original IS nonpareil. All institutions need the finances to survive. Would that we had a government that considered Kultur as valuable and as "powerful" as military might. Not in the lifetime of anyone living today ! I DO hope that I am wrong in that political judgment.

Mar. 23 2011 06:43 AM

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