Duo Amadeae and Keshet Eilon, Part 1

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Duo Amadea's Esther and Sun-A Park with Melvin Stecher, Norman Horowitz and Robert Sherman. Recorded concert from Ossining, NY Library. (Stecher and Horowitz Foundation)

On this week’s Showcase we’ll hear Mozart and Mendelssohn for piano four hands, and Piazzolla arranged for 18 strings. First, the sister team of Esther and Sun-A Park, known as Duo Amadeae. Born in Pusan, South Korea, the sisters each attended Juilliard Pre-College, and then studied at the renowned Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover, Germany. Then we’ll travel to Israel for the tangos, and our annual Chanukah visit to the Tel Aviv Opera House. For this gala performance to support the young musicians of the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse, the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra played music by Piazzolla, Sarasate, and French-Argentine singer-songwriter-composer, Carlos Gardel.

Program:

Mozart: Variations in G Major, K. 501
Schubert: Rondo in A Major, D 952
Mendelssohn: Andante and Allegro, Op. 92

Brahms: Intermezzo from Klavierstucke, Op 118

Chopin: “Black Key Etude,” Op 10, No. 5
 -- Duo Amadeae: Esther and Sun-A Park, piano
   (recorded live at the Ossining Public Library)

Sarasate: Habanera
 -- Oleksander Korniev, violin; Andy Feldbau, piano

Piazzolla: Buenos Aires in Spring
Carlos Gardel: Por una Cabez
Piazzolla: Libertango
 -- Moscovia Chamber Orchestra, Edward Grach, conductor

   (recorded at the Tel Aviv Opera House in Israel)

Comments [1]

D Tremper from Maplewood, NJ

I appreciated the technical fluency and artistry of those who played the four hand pieces. However, I thought the quality of the recording sounded muffled, like one that was done years ago. Kudos to Ossining Library for hosting such an event, but I would hope we might hear these artists recorded in another venue.

Dec. 09 2015 08:00 PM

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