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 Welcome to the MUSIC AT HOME Opening Concert of the New Season 2010/11
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"SATURDAY STRING SERENADE"

Kindly hosted by Leon Allen in Pacific Heights, San Francisco
with Refreshments & Coffee, Wine and Hors d'Oeuvres Buffet after the Concert
 
Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 3:30pm
 
 
featuring Masterworks for String Trio:
 
Beethoven: Trio Op. 8 ("Serenade") for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major
Kodaly: Intermezzo for String Trio (1904)
Dohnanyi: Serenade for Strings in C major Op. 10
 
with Introductions to the Music
 
Karsten Windt, Violin & Introductions;  Elisabeth Prior, Viola;  Angela Lee, Cello
 

 
It takes a good composer to write music that sounds full and complete for only three string instruments. Beethoven has been definitely one of them. He really cared for this unusual combination with five different works. His Serenade, also known in a version for flute, violin and viola, is musical entertainment at its best. A serenade was meant to be musical entertainment, and not such "difficult" music like a serious string quartet.
Dohnányi, the great romantic Hungarian composer worked in the tradition of Brahms and Dvorák. The "Serenade for Strings" is a rich piece of chamber music that combines moving melodies and gypsy elements to a virtuosic show-off piece for all three players. He is often called the "Hungarian Brahms".
Sandwiched in between is the short Intermezzo by Zoltan Kodály, who had just started to explore the use of Hungarian folklore in classical music when he wrote this barely known colorful trio movement.
 

Reservation details:
 
The address is 2999 Pacific Avenue (@ Baker Street) in San Francisco. Click here for Map.
 
Start time of the event on Saturday, October 30th, 2010: 3:30pm. Music at 4:00pm
Street parking only. Please allow enough time to check in.

Suggested donation (at the door): $ 35 - 50, Checks made payable to Karsten Windt or cash are welcome.
Refreshments, wine and hors d'oeuvres after the concert included.
 
In order to make a reservation please write an email with your name and number of seats requested to:
mail@musicpresentation.com or call Karsten 1-415-867-9416.

If you cannot attend the concert for some reason after reserving, please let us know early enough in advance by canceling your reservation. In that case we can allow others to join us if the event is selling out and we have a waiting list.



 
 
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Karsten Windt Music Presentation - www.musicpresentation.com - mail(at)musicpresentation.com - (415) 867-9416