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The Musicians' Recording Trust Fund
and
The Fortnightly Musical Club

present

The Cleveland Composers Guild
Henk Badings, Hale Smith, guest composers

Tuesday, April 2, 1963 at 8:30pm
Strosacker Auditorium, Case Institute

Program

 
Toccata for Piano (1961)

John Rinehart

John Rinehart, piano

 
Sonata for 'Cello and Piano, op. 10 (1955)

Hale Smith

I.  Andante con moto; Allegro apassionato
II.  Poco adagio
III.  Dance (Allegro)

Michael Grebanier, 'cello
George Silfies, piano

 
Capriccio for Violin and 2 Sound Tracks (1959)

Henk Badings

Max Hobart, violin

 

Intermission

 
A Song for Mardi Gras, op. 37 (Rolfe Humphries) (1957)

Klaus George Roy

I.  The Crab Tree
II.  The Root
III.  The Incense Tree

Charles Roe, baritone
Nancy Keen, piano

 
Monte Carlo Suite No. 1 for String Quartet

Raymond Wilding-White

The Koch String Quartet
Joseph Koch, violin
Samuel Epstein, violin
William Kiraly, viola
Donald White, 'cello

 

Program Notes

John Rinehart writes as follows about the Toccata for Piano:  "This work is based upon Baroque models, with alternating bravura, arioso, and fugal sections.  The textural treatment is twelve-tone serial throughout, the principal row being announced in the opening figure.  Other devices include invention, chorale, and double-fugue."

The Sonata for 'Cello and Piano was composed in 1955 for Kermit Moore, who performed it several times in Switzerland, France, Germany, and at the Brussels festival called "A Decade of American Music".  Its first American performance was in November 1958, at the Composers' Forum in New York, by Benar Heifetz and Ward Davenny;  These artists also played the work in the 1959 Cleveland May Festival of Contemporary Music.

 

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