Tag Archives: Baroque

Litanies (For Solo Cello)

With the baroque writings of Bach for solo instrument in mind, Beffa has created two freestanding movements to evoke that style. Copious use of doublestops enhance the cello line, as Beffa explains, just like strengthening the contour lines of a drawing using charcoal technique creates the illusion of volume. For advanced cellists.

Litanies (For Solo Cello), by Karol Beffa, Gerard Billaudot Editeur, www.billaudot.com.

A Soprano’s Duet Book: 10 Masterwork Duets From Baroque, Classic, Romantic

This book is a collection of 10 of the world’s best-loved selections for soprano and another voice, representing a wide range of styles and composers. Included are historical information, IPA pronunciation guides, translations, and suggestions for performance. Instrumental accompaniments are presented as keyboard reductions, plus optional instrumental parts are included for select pieces.

A Soprano’s Duet Book: 10 Masterwork Duets from the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic Periods for Soprano and Another Voice, compiled, edited, and arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen, Carl Fischer, www.carlfischer.com.

The Ultimate Songbook of Piano Classics

This collection of more than 250 best-loved piano masterpieces from the Baroque period through the 20th century, includes works by beloved composers, from Bach and Dussek to Krebs and Tchaikovsky, and many more. Compiled by Carl Fischer Vice President Larry Clark, it provides countless hours of repertoire for teachers and their students.

The Ultimate Songbook of Piano Classics: Over 250 Original Masterpieces by Some of the Most Popular Classical Composers of All Time, compiled by Larry Clark, Carl Fischer,  www.carlfischer.com

LA Chamber Orchestra Receives $1.5 Million to Endow Position

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) has received the largest gift in its history: a $1.5 million donation to endow the principal oboe chair. The gift comes from longtime LACO donors Carol and Warner Henry, and was made in honor of Allan Vogel of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), who served as LACO’s principal oboe for 44 years until his retirement in June 2016.

How wonderful that my dear friends Warner and Carol Henry have so generously ensured the strength of LACO’s oboe section well into the future,” says Vogel. “Music lovers and musicians in our community are truly fortunate that the Henrys are such passionate supporters. They glow with selfless appreciation of our art. I look forward to joining LACO audiences to hear each concert begin with a glorious tuning ‘A’ from LACO’s principal oboe Claire Brazeau [also of Local 47].” The Henrys’ gift will also support the performance of baroque music and LACO’s Baroque Conversations series.

Musicians of LACO are represented by Local 47.