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Around the World with the Eastern Winds at the Assoc. of the Bar of the City of NY

- Classical and Cultural Connections

The Lawyers’ Orchestra
of the Association of the Bar
of the City of New York

Around the World with the Eastern Winds
Richard Paratley, Flute
Julie Ferrara, Oboe
Akari Yamamoto, Clarinet
Susanne Chen, Bassoon
Marc Cerri, Horn
Special Guest: Francois Nezwazky, Piano

House of the Association
42 West 44th Street

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
May 13, 2005


Giulio Briccialdi (1818-1881):Quintet, Op. 124: Allegro marziale, Andante – Allegretto, Allegro

Paul Taffanel (1844-1908): Quintet in G minor: Allegro con moto, Andante, Vivace

Manly Romero (b. 1966): The Legend of Chung’ Ah

Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901): Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 191b: Moderato, Andante moto, Tempo di minuetto, Allegro moderato

This fascinating and acoustically superior concert within the marble, oak, crown moldings, oriental carpeting, and paintings of renowned attorneys, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, was a celebration of the music of lesser known composers and lesser known works, all of which were inspiring and engaging. The Briccialdi Quintet, with staccato flute and an early, pulsating bassoon, was assisted by the horn for depth and contrasting effects. The finale was harmonious and rich.

The romantic Taffanel Quintet, Allegro, had power, momentum, and balletic drama. The Andante presented a lead flute and rapturous, flowing clarinet solo. The Vivace, with a tumbling waterfall of music, repeated the theme in rising scales. Manly Romero’s The Legend of Chung’ Ah, a contemporary tone poem, is composed around a Chinese legend of a woman who flies to the moon for safety. Daring, dissonant, and contrasting moods are characteristic of Romero’s work.

The Rheinberger Sextet for Piano and Winds brought out Francois Nezwazky. The addition of the fused and solo piano provided fullness and brilliance to the program, with a melting musicality. The Moderato movement included an uplifting clarinet and sweeping phrases for the ensemble. The Andante moto movement found a driven and prominent piano within shifting musical patterns. The Tempo di minuetto movement featured piano-clarinet combinations of four notes that twist and turn in surprising style. The final, Allegro moderato movement features rapid piano techniques in fused patterns with the clarinet, with ever-increasing intensity.

Kudos to The Eastern Winds for a lovely concert in a lovely setting.

Andrea Berger, Host
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

The Lawyers' Orchestra, Around the World with the Eastern Winds
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

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