This video premiered on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 pm.
Highlights from this spring’s Senior Recitals, featuring performances by Ansley Arnow, Emily Dean, and Bryn Lawson (voice); Geo Carattini and Angel Shi (flute); Caleb Woo (saxophone); Steven Oh (violin); Holly Kim (cello); Annabelle Yang and Ethan Shen (piano); and Alina Xiao (conducting).
Video will premiere on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 pm ET.
Duke Music’s Piano Area premieres a semester-long project as undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and guests collaborate to record the entire cycle of piano works written early in the career of this Soviet master.
D. Shostakovich, 24 Preludes Op. 34
Prelude 1 in C major (2:30): Larry Todd
Prelude 2 in A minor (3:54): Aram Lindroth
Prelude 3 in G major (5:15): Yi Chen
Prelude 4 in E minor (7:33): Jing Zhang
Prelude 5 in D major (10:56): Rui Xi
Prelude 6 in B minor (11:43): Ted Choi
Prelude 7 in A major (13:22): Hannah Duke
Prelude 8 in F sharp minor (14:53): Nathaniel Maxwell
Prelude 9 in E major (16:11): Joanna Chang
Prelude 10 in C sharp minor (16:59): Danika Dai
Prelude 11 in B major (19:12): Kevin Xu
Prelude 12 in G sharp minor (20:22): Florence Liu
Prelude 13 in F sharp major (22:28): Andrew Moenning
Prelude 14 in E flat minor (23:47): Catherine McMillan
Prelude 15 in D flat major (26:17): Devon Valdez
Prelude 16 in B flat minor (27:36): Debosir Ghosh
Prelude 17 in A flat major (29:05): Inge Walther
Prelude 18 in F minor (31:10): Daniel Seyfried
Prelude 19 in E flat major (32:16): Ieva Jokubaviciute
Prelude 20 in C minor (34:17): Danika Dai
Prelude 21 in B flat major (35:13): Joanna Chang
Prelude 22 in G minor (36:10): Andre Hall
Prelude 23 in F major (38:46): Davis Wu
Prelude 24 in D minor (40:35): Aram Lindroth
This video will premiere on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 pm EDT.
Directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, [dnme]’s final concert of the year features multiple premieres performed and/or written by undergraduate performers and composers, graduate composers, Music Department faculty members, guests Alex Sopp, flute and Alissa Roca, soprano, in addition to the Ciompi Quartet, Vice Provost for the Arts John Brown, and community members.
David Johnston: “Prelude, Intermission, & Rondo” (Caleb Woo, saxophone)
Jason Mulligan: “Easter, 1916” (Alissa Roca, soprano & Jason Mulligan, piano)
Courtney Dantzler: “Woodland Mischief” (Alex Sopp, flute)
Brooks Frederickson: “Carson Yoga” (Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano & Jennifer Curtis, violin; Julie Rooney, videographer and editor; Carson Moody, yogi, writer)
Brittany Green: “Embers” (Mike Kris, trombone)
Steven Bryant: “Dusk” (The [dnme] Ensemble: Courtney Dantzler, voice, Nidhi Dhupati, violin, Happy Yao, cello, Peter Liu, piano, conducted by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant)
Dayton Kinney: “Falling Between the Worlds” (Sandra Cotton, mezzo soprano & David Heid, piano)
James Budinich: “Fragments Cast in Bronze” (Alex Sopp, flute)
Minato Sakamoto: “Partita Americana” (Hsiao-Mei Ku, violin)
This video premiered on Friday, April 23 at 7:30 pm EDT.
Join Duke Music as we bring you a virtual concert featuring our three seniors graduating with Distinction in Music Performance. View the program online (includes bios of the seniors and descriptions of their distinction projects).
We begin with Annalise Bracher, violinist, performing Mvt. 1 of Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor with pianist Debosir Ghosh; Mvt. 2 of Ravel’s Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano with pianist Andrew Nguyen; and the final movement of Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano with pianist Blake Ray.
Our second senior graduating with distinction, pianist Alina Xiao, will then perform “Bluedream” by Duke graduate composer Brittany J. Green and three works by Rachmaninov: two Étude-Tableaus from Op. 39 and the Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor.
Charlie Todd, violinist, our third senior graduating with distinction, will finish the program with a Scottish Fiddling medley; a selection from Haydn’s “Scottish Songs” with soprano Julia Leeman, cellist Holly Kim, and pianist Bryan Tong; a selection from Beethoven’s “25 Scottish Songs” Op. 108 with soprano Sophia Leeman, Holly Kim, and Bryan Tong; Mvt. 2 of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Op. 56 “Scottish” with Kim and Tong; and the final movement of Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” Op. 46 with pianist Blake Ray.
This video premiered on Friday, March 19 at 7:30 pm local time.
Students in Professor Anthony Kelley’s Music 465S (Counterpoint) and Music 281T & 381T (Composition) classes present their final semester projects.
Student contrapuntists performing their own works
Jerry Liu, Roy Xiong, Vincentius Martin, and Nathaniel Maxwell
Student composers works
“Solo for Bb Tenor Saxophone” by Ben Rubin, performed by Caleb Woo
“Through the Forest” by Bryn Lawson
“One Line Comp” by Alex Kintzer
“Telu Sora Nusantara” by Vincentius Martin, performed by Priscilla La (flute) and Vincentius Martin (guitar)
The first half of the video features recordings made last month in Baldwin Auditorium by two current Duke piano students.Andre Hall performs three bagatelles by Duke faculty composer Anthony Kelley, Beethoven, and Tcherepnin, and Bryan Tong performs three excerpts from Brahms’ Op. 118 (Intermezzo in C, Intermezzo in A, Ballade in G Minor).
The second half of the program takes us back to Spring 2016 and a live recording made in Baldwin Auditorium. Senior Jenny Li was the winner of the 2015-16 Duke Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition, and she performed the first movement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 with the Duke Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Harry Davidson on April 13, 2016. Whether you were in Baldwin on that evening or seeing this performance for the first time, please join us as we relive that moment in Duke Music’s history, looking forward to the time when we can again welcome you back to live events in our venues.
This week’s Best of Biddle video features duets by Duke Music students and faculty. The video begins with “Tema (Andante) con variazioni” from Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in F Major, K.377 performed by students Brian Chan, violin and Rui Xi, piano. It is followed by two piano duets featuring Ieva Jokubavicuite and her students: the “Allegro con spirito” from Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, K.448 (with Kevin Xu) and Debussy’s Lindaraja (with Catherine McMillan). The Scherzo from Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16 follows, featuring pianists Andy Zhang and Claire Li. The video then features two excerpts by Ciompi Quartet violist Jonathan Bagg and pianist Emely Phelps: a movement each from Elizabeth Maconchy’s 1937 Sonata for Viola and Piano and from Marion Bauer’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, composed in 1932. The video ends with Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini for 2 pianos, performed by David Heid and Daniel Seyfried (pictured above).
This video premiered on Friday, February 5 at 7:30 pm EST.
This week’s video focuses on works for cello, both solo and within a chamber group setting. Featuring Ciompi Quartet cellist Caroline Stinson, former Ciompi Quartet cellist and professor emeritus Fred Raimi, Duke student cellist Jacob Egol, and the student chamber group Trio Risonanza (Eliza Henne, violin; Chan Park, cello; Danika Dai, piano).
J. S. Bach: “Prelude” from Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Jacob Egol)
Max Raimi: Soliloquy, for solo cello (Fred Raimi)
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor (Trio Risonanza)
Andrew Waggoner: At Home (Caroline Stinson)
Ernest Bloch: Suite No. 3 for solo cello, B. 97 (Caroline Stinson)
Duke Music students perform selected movements from the following works:
Nathaniel Maxwell: Bach: French Suite in E-flat Major
Jeremy Sexton & Alina Xiao: Beethoven: “La Folia” project
Aram Lindroth: Haydn: Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob.XVI:43
Karl Goepfart: Wind Quartet Op. 93
Unprecedented Quartet: Smetana: Quartet “From My Life”
Duke University Saxophone Quartet: Joe Henderson: “Recordame”
Highlights from undergraduate performances in the Fall 2020 semester
Thorin Chappel (harp), Fauré: Une Chatelaine en sa Tour Debosir Ghosh (piano), Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G sharp Minor, Op. 32 no. 12 Claire Li (piano), Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 – Allegro con brio Jacques Quartet, Dvořák: String Quartet Op. 106 in G Major – Mvt. 1 Bill Guo (alto sax), Singelée: Duo Concertant, Op. 55, Mvt. I. Risoluto Caleb Woo (alto sax), Decruck: Sonate – Mvt. I. Très modéré, expressif Duke University Saxophone Quartet, Piazzolla: Libertango, arr. Thomas Schön