East Coast Chamber Orchestra at the Naumburg Bandshell
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Listen to the archived broadcast, recorded August 4 at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell, of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). The conductor-less ensemble made up of members of a variety of American orchestras and quartets features works by Tchaikovsky, Biber, Geminiani and Judd Greenstein.
Greenstein, a New York composer and co-director of New Amsterdam Records, describes Four on the Floor as an "energetic, upbeat work that pushes relentlessly forward with a non-stop motor." But "hidden underneath this frenetic surface lies a secret desire for reflection and even repose."
Biber's Battalia is a programmatic "battle" piece, full of regal splendor. Violinist and ECCO member Michi Wiancko arranged Geminiani's Baroque Follia, a dance of Portuguese origin whose earliest examples date from the 15th century, which is transformed into a showpiece for string band. Tchaikovsky's lush Serenade for Strings rounds out the evening, and WQXR's summer broadcasts from Naumburg.
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Judd Greenstein, (1979- ), Four on the Floor, 2006
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, (1644-1704), Battalia à 10 D-major, C. 61 (1673)
II. Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor
IV. Der Mars
VII. Die Schlacht
VIII. Adagio. Lamento der Verwundten Musquetirer
Francesco Geminiani / Michi Wiancko, (1687-1762) / (1976 - ), "La Follia" Variations for String
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, (1840-1893), Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, (1880)
I. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina: Andante non troppo – Allegro moderato –
II. Andante non troppo
III. Waltz: Moderato
IV. Elégie: Larghetto elegiaco
V. Finale: (Théma russe): Andante – Allegro con spirit – Molto meno mosso – Allegro con spirit