John Canarina (Conductor, 59-60) has written
a new book, Pierre Monteux, Maître.
Published by Amadeus Press, it is available at online and retail book stores. John draws on experiences from his studies with Monteux.
Donald Draganski (Bassoon, 60-62), has had a CD released on the Albany label (TROY 544), of chamber music for piano and winds.
Harris Goldman (Violin, 55-56), and Carolyn Brown gave an all-Beethoven sonata recital on May 2, 2004 at Santa Monica College, California. They played sonatas nos. 4, op. 23, no. 7, op. 30, no. 2 and no. 10, op. 96.
David Irving (Horn - 54-55) - his Quintet for Heckelphone and Double Reed Quartet (Oboe d'amore, English horn, Bassoon and Contra Bassoon) was premiered by Mark Perchanok and the New York Kammermusiker in Deal, New Jersey on June 1st, 2004. On June 13th, one of David's two horn quartets was performed at the University of Alabama.
Jack Monchecourt (Clarinet - 1952):
The Genesee Valley Orchestra conducted by Raffaele Ponti performed the entire second edition including additional drum solos performed by Dave Mancini March 12 and 13th, 2004. It was dedicated to Jack's wife Francoise for their 50th. anniversary March 10th. Both concerts were sold out.
Myron Rosenblum (Viola, 57-58),
has had two editions published (Jan. 2004):
Christoph Graupner: Concerto in D Major for Viola d'amore and Viola with Piano (published by Rarities for Strings Publications).
Alessandro Rolla: Duet in E flat Major for Two Violas (Fountain Park Music Publishing).
(5/4/05): I just gave two performances of Christoph Graupner's Concerto in D for Viola d'amore and Viola soli with Strings on April 30, 2005 at the Church of the Resurrection, New York City and May 1, 2005 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Astoria, New York. The fine viola soloist was Icelandic-born Margret Hjaltested. We performed this with The Astoria Symphony (4/30) and The East Side Orchestra, (5/1), Silas Nathaniel Huff, conductor. This concert also featured music of G.P. Telemann and J.S. Bach. All three composers were finalists in the important position for Cantor at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig in 1722. Only after Telemann and Graupner both declined the offer for the post, was it offered to Bach. Graupner was the court composer in Darmstadt, Germany until his death. He had an affinity for the viola d'amore and used it in 43 compositions (concertos, suites, trio sonatas, cantatas). I found this double concerto (one of two for viola d'amore and viola soli) while looking at his MSS in Darmstadt and have since had it published. I gave the first US performance of it in 1964 and the first Austrian performance in 1965.