Friday to Sunday, September 11 to 13, 2015

The Golden Age of French Impressionism

For our second season, the repertoire draws from the golden age of French Impressionism – Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie, Gabriel Fauré, and others.

Program Selections

Friday night – Candlelit concert in the Chapel

Quid tu vides: Pérotin (1160-1230)

Le Badinage from Book IV, pieces for viol: Marin Marais (1656-1728)
    [transcribed by Mook for viola and continuo]

Viderunt omnes: Pérotin

Sonata pour Violon et Violoncelle: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Saturday morning – Concert in the Pink Parlor

Suite bergamasque (1890, rev. 1905): Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Clair de lune
    [transcribed by Rosenbloom for violin & piano]

Chanson triste (1868): Henri Duparc (1848-1933)

Two Songs: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Les berceaux, Op.23, No.1 (1879)
    Le papillon et la fleur, Op.1, No.1 (1869)

Suite for Clarinet, Violin & Piano, Op.157b (1936): Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Toccata from pour le piano (1894, rev.1901): Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    [transcribed by Rosenbloom for clarinet, cello & piano]

Saturday evening – Concert in the Hotel Lobby

Pièces de clavecin (1730-32): Jean Phillipe Rameau (1683-1764)
    La Pantomime
    Le Forqueray
    La Cupis
    Minuet I & II
    La Marais
    [transcribed by Rosenbloom for violin, cello & piano]

Two Songs: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Prison, Op.83, No.1 (1894)
    En prière (1890)
    [transcribed by Rosenbloom for voice, string quartet & piano]

Chanson Perpétuelle, Op.37 (1898): Ernst Chausson (1855-1899)

Piano Quartet No.1, Op.15 (1876-79, revised 1883): Gabriel Fauré

L'Isle joyeuse (1904): Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    [transcribed by Rosenbloom for clarinet, string quartet & piano]

Sunday morning – Concert in Newton Centre

Sonata II a Deux Violons sans Basse in A major: Jean-Marie LeClair (1697-1764)

Adagietto (for string quartet): Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Prière [fragment] (for string quartet): Erik Satie (1866-1925)

Quatuor à cordes, Op.21: Gabriel Fauré


Chapel music


Theodore Mook

Paul Rosenbloom

Alexey Shabalin

Robert Hayden

and friends.