Market Square Concerts
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A weekly dose of great music!

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For this week's dose of great chamber music, I chose highlights from a program celebrating 300th anniversary of Bach's magnificent Brandenburg concertos performed by harpsichordist Arthur Haas and members of the Harrisburg Symphony back in October of 2018. Because of recent cancellations of both HSO and MSC performances due to the pandemic, I thought this is a particularly good time to showcase the wonderful HSO players in one of the most memorable collaborations between our organizations.

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 - First Movement

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 - Fourth Movement

 

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 II. Andante

 

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

If you are interested in learning more about the background of this music, here is a link to Dr. Dick Strawser's October 6, 2018 blog - "The Brandenberg Concertos, Together Again"

 

Enjoy!

 

Best regards,

Peter Sirotin

Market Square Concerts Director

March 27, 2020

 

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 As promised, here is a weekly dose of great chamber music for your mind and heart. These three uplifting works from Market Square Concerts’ archive add up to a nicely varied concert program which would be impossible to present live because of individual musicians’ schedules. If you care to share, I’d love to learn about your experience of hearing this program.

 

     Mozart String Quartet K.V. 499
     Philharmonia Quartett Berlin
     https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6ZzTPCk7s

 

     Poulenc Trio
     Gerard Reuter, oboe, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Ya-Ting Chang, piano
     https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GKC2S8xHvZw

 

     Dvorak Piano Quintet Op. 81, No. 2
     Stuart Malina, piano, Peter Sirotin & Leonid Ferents violins,
     Michael Stepniak, viola, and Cheng-Hou Lee, cello
     https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PDX6y3YRR3U

 

     If you are interested in learning more about the background of this music, here is a link to Dr. Dick Strawser’s blog: A "Virtual Concert" You Can Enjoy In the Safety of Your Home: Poulenc, Mozart, and Dvořák. https://marketsquareconcerts.blogspot.com/

 

     Enjoy!

 

Best regards,
Peter Sirotin 
Market Square Concerts Director

March 20, 2020