Musical Club of Hartford

Member Program - Nov 1, 2018

Bridget de Moura Castro, organ, will be playing Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, which dates from Bach’s Leipzig period and is especially highly valued by lovers and connoisseurs of Bach’s organ music. Tony Gibbs, saxophone, accompanied by Benita Rose, piano, will be performing movements from the Violin Sonata in A Major by César Frank. This is one of César Frank’s best-known sonatas and was transcribed for saxophone by Paul Wehage. In this piece you will hear Tony play notes that normally don’t exist on the saxophone. The MuUyas String Trio - *Yu-Hao (Howard) Chang, violin, Po-Chun (Gene) Chen, viola, and *Wen-Hsuan (Vivian) Su, cello) - will perform the String Trio by Gideon Klein. This beautiful string trio was written by the composer while being interned in a WWII concentration camp. And Soohyung (Susan) Yoo will be playing one of Johannes Brahms’ most popular intermezzi, the Intermezzo Op 118 No. 2 in A major, Gretchen am Spinnrade by Schubert/Liszt, and a Concert Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto by Franz Liszt, a virtuosic concert piece which draws on three themes from Verdi’s opera, “Rigoletto”.