P r o g r a m  N o t e s

As concertmaster of various orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have often contributed program notes for concert performances. Here is a selection of my notes which I have usually tried to make more entertaining than too earnestly scholarly or musicological. As a sample of my style, I suggest reading first my piece on Vaughan Williams' The Wasps to get a flavor.

 

Bach Double Violin Concerto

Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Brahms Variations on a Theme By Haydn

Brahm Symphony No. 1 in C Minor 

Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major

Debussy Petite Suite

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G major

Elgar Enigma Variations

Liszt Les Preludes

Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony in D major

Mozart Overture to "The Magic Flute"

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

Saint-Saens Organ Symphony

Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor

Sibelius Karelia Suite

Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor

Strauss Oboe Concerto

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 Pathétique

Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra

Vaughan Williams The Wasps: Aristophanic Suite

Wieniawski Polonaise Brillante No. 1, Op. 4 in D Major

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