The seventh concert of Le Salon de Musiques’ 3rd season on April 14 will feature Chopin’s Cello Sonata op 65 in G minor, the US Premiere of Camillo Schumann’s Cello Sonata In C Minor Op 99 and Frederick Delius’ Romance for Cello and Piano. The concert will be introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson and performed by Andrew Shulman on Cello and Steven Vanhauwaert on Piano. The performance will be followed by an informal conversation between the musicians and the audience while sipping French Champagne and enjoying a gourmet buffet prepared by Patina.
Frederic Chopin (1810-1949) Poland
Chopin was a Polish composer and piantst, widely considered to be one of the greatest Romantic composers.
Frederick Delius (1862-1934) England
Delius composed operas, works for chorus and orchestra, instrumental pieces, concertos, chamber music and songs. The Delius Trust was set up in 1935 under the will of the composer's widow Jelka Rosen Delius. The Trust, which is funded by royalties from public performances of Delius's works, promotes the music of Delius and of British composers born since 1860 by giving help towards the cost of performances, publications and recordings.
The Delius Society was formed by a group of enthusiasts in 1962, the centenary year of the composer's birth. All members receive The Delius Society Journal <http://www.delius.org.uk/publications.htm> , published twice-yearly, which carries articles about Delius, his life and his music. Branches in London and the Midlands organise talks, recitals and other events which feature the music of Delius and his contemporaries. With the aim of encouraging young musicians to investigate the composer's music, the Society organises an annual Delius Prize <http://www.delius.org.uk/thedeliusprize.htm> competition at a musical academy.
Chopin’s Cello Sonata op 65 in G minor, the US Premiere of Camillo Schumann’s Cello Sonata In C Minor Op 99 and Frederick Delius’ Romance for Cello and Piano.