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Program notes though the 2002 season are located here and are arranged by composer. We will be updating this site with the actual printed programs from that period (not just the program notes) soon.

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To read the file, click on the program date in the left hand column. These are the complete programs that we hand out to our audiences, so if you have attended in the past and lost your program, here they are!

Programs for the current 2006-2007 season
Programs for the 2005-2006 season
Programs for the 2004-2005 season
Programs for the 2003-2004 season
Programs for the 2002-2003 season

As our current 2006-2007 season progresses we will be adding those program notes when the program goes off to the printer. So if you check here about 4 days before a scheduled concert you can get a head start on the notes.

  Program Notes for the 2006 - 2007 Season
Program Date Compositions Performed
October 1, 2006 Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959) - Trio in F for Flute, Cello and Piano (1944)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) - String Quartet Op.50, No.5 in F major, "A Dream" (1787)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - (1809 - 1847) - String Quartet No. 5 in E flat Major, Op.44, No.3 (1838)

December 3, 2006

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)  - Sonata for Flute and Piano (1956)

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)  – Chansons Madécasses for Mezzosoprano, Flute, Cello and Piano (1925-26)

Bevan Manson (1955- ) – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (2006)

Antonin Dvorak(1841 - 1904) – String Quintet in E Major Op. 97 "The American"

February 4, 2007 Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) - Sonatensatz (Sonata Movement) for Violin and Piano (1853)

Joseph Marx (1882 - 1964) - Quartetto in Modo Classico (1941)

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in B Flat Major (D 899) Op. 99 (1827)
April 1, 2007 Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) - Sonatina in D major for Violin and Piano (1816)

Schulhoff - Five Pieces for String Quartet (1923)

Schumann - Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello, in E flat Major, Op. 47 (1842)

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Program Notes for the 2005 - 2006 Season
Program Date Compositions Performed

September 25, 2005

Alan Hovhaness (1911 - 2000) - Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op.30, Nos. 1-4 (circa 1930s)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Trio in C Minor, Op.1, No.3 (1795)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 - 1847) - String Quartet No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3 (1838)

December 11, 2005

Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986) - Prélude, Récitatif et Variations, Op.3 (1928) for flute, cello, & piano

Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1950) - Bergerettes for violin, cello, & piano (1939)

(Charles) Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) - Piano Trio No.2 in E Minor, Op. 92 ( 1892)

February 5, 2006

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) - Sonata in G Major for Violin & Piano, Op. 78 (1878 -79)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) - Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Double Bass, Op.39 (1924)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) - Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 (1789)

March 26, 2006

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 -1809) - String Quartet Op.50, No.6 in D Major “The Frog” (1787)

Maurice Ravel (1875 -1937) - Ma Mčre l’Oye - 5 Pičces Enfantines for piano 4 hands (1908-10) and Rapsodie espagnole for piano 4 hands (1907-08)

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904 ) - Piano Trio No.3 in F Minor, Op.65 (1883)

May 21, 2006

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Selections from 25 Scottish Songs, Op. 108 (1816) (includes libretto)

A Performance by the Mazmanians (no notes)

Ernö (Ernst von) Dohnányi (1877-1960) - Piano Quintet No.1 in C minor, Op.1 (1894)

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Program Notes for the 2004 - 2005 Season
Program Date Compositions Performed

October 24, 2004

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1754 – 1791) - String Quartet in G Major, K.387 (1782)

Serge Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) - Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op.94 (1942)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) - String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op.80 (1847)

December 19, 2004

Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1903) - Italian Serenade for String Quartet (1887)

Sir Arthur Bliss (1891 - 1975) - Oboe Quintet (1927)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) - Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn Op. 56b ( 1873) for Two Pianofortes

February 6, 2005

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) - String Quartet No. 29 in G major, Op.33, No.5 “How Do You Do?” (1781)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939- ) - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1987)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 (1891)

April 10, 2005

Gustav Mahler (1861 - 1911) - Songs

Paul Juon (1872 - 1940) - Trio-Miniaturen for Violin, Cello and Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827) - String Quartet No. 9 in C Major Op.59, No.3 “Eroica” (1806)

May 15, 2005

 

Ernö Dohnányi (1877 - 1960) - Serenade in C for String Trio, Op.10 (1902)

Leos Janácek (1854- 1928) - Sonata for Violin and Piano (1914 - 21)

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) - Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in E flat major, Op. 87 (1889)

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Program Notes for the 2003 - 2004 Season
Program Date Compositions Performed

October 26, 2003

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) - Duo for Violin and Viola in B Flat, K. 424 (1783)

Paul Juon (1872 - 1940) - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor Op. 17 (1901)

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) - String Quartet in F major (1902-03)

December 14, 2003

Benjamin Britten - Lord Britten of Aldeburgh (1913 - 1976) - String Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (1941)

Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) - Café Music for violin, cello and piano (1986)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) - Quintet in B flat, Op. 87 (1845)

February 8, 2004

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) - String Quartet No. 30 in E Flat major, Op.33, No.2 “The Joke” (1781)

Ingolf Dahl (1912–1970) - Concerto-a-Tre for Clarinet, Violin and Cello (1947)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957) - String Quartet # 2 in E Flat, Op. 26 (1934)

April 25, 2004

Bela Bartók (1881-1945) - Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1938)

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) - Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon (1922, Revised 1945)

György Ligeti (1923 - ) - Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953)

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) - Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn ( 1932, revised 1939)

June 13, 2004

Luigi Boccherini (1743 -1805) - Quintet for Guitar & Strings in D Major "Fandango", G.448

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Sonata for Violin & Cello (1922)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Quintet for Two Violins, Viola, Cello & Piano in F minor, Op. 34 (1864)

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Program Notes for the 2002 - 2003 Season
Program Date Compositions Performed

September 29, 2002

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1754-1791) - String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K. 464 (1785)

Nino Rota (1911 – 1979) - Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano (1958)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) - String Quartet in C Minor Op. 51, No. 1 (1873)

December 15, 2002

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) - String Quartet No. 32 in C major, Op.33, No.3 “The Bird” (1781)

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) - Sonata for Violin and Piano (1923-27)

Antonín Dvorák (1841 – 1904) - String Sextet in A minor, Op. 48 (1878)

January 26, 2003

 

Irving Fine (1914-1962) - Partita for Wind Quintet (1948)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola, and piano Op. 132 (1853)

Gunther Schuller (b.1925) - Suite for Wind Quintet (1945)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) - Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E Flat Major, Op. 40 (1865)

April 13, 2003

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) - Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931)

Rebecca Clarke (1886 - 1979) - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (1826)

June 8, 2003

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) - String Quartet No. 10 in A Flat Major, Op. 118 (1964)

Erwin Schulhoff (1894- 1942) - Hot Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1930)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) - Octet in E Flat, Op.20 (1825)

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