Performance: Solos with Orchestra

This is the list of all solo Viennese performances that were accompanied with the orchestra group. The Full-record list is preceded by the Short List which shows only the date and the performer. By clicking on the date you will be linked directly to the full record located below. The Short List is also interlinked with the Compact Disc records that feature solos with orchestra. All the entries are presented in the chronological order, where the latest - or the one in preparation - will always be cited on the top.

Should you know of any other solo Viennese performances with the orchestra, you are welcome to send an update to the Contact address.

Short List:

Click on date to open the full record
Date: Performer:
May 20,  2012
Korneel Le Compte
May 19,  2012
Korneel Le Compte
April 13,  2012
Janusz Musial
March 21,  2012
Korneel Le Compte
September 11,  2011
Grigory Krotenko
July 29,  2011
Edicson Ruiz
July 1,  2011
David Sinclair
May 9,  2011
Benedict Ziervogel
May 1,  2011
Robert Nairn
April 29,  2011
Robert Nairn
April 27,  2011
Joseph Phillips
April 27,  2011
Andrew Arceci
January 15,  2011
Rinat Ibragimov
December 3,  2010
Christian Staude
October 20,  2010
Rinat Ibragimov
February  2010
Dilyaver Menametov
January 24,  2010
Christian Staude
January 23,  2010
Christian Staude
January 17,  2010
Christian Staude
November 22,  2009
Korneel Le Compte
October 23,  2009
Edicson Ruiz
October 16,  2009
Edicson Ruiz
October 11,  2009
Edicson Ruiz
October 4,  2009
Bret Simner
October 3,  2009
Edicson Ruiz
August 27,  2009
Darija Andjelic-Andzakovic
June 11,  2009
Bret Simner
May 1,  2009
Deborah Dunham
March 4,  2009
Jan Krigovsky
June 23,  2008
Korneel Le Compte
May 30,  2008
Korneel Le Compte
May 9,  2008
Janusz Musial
January 27,  2008
Jeffrey Beecher
January 26,  2008
Jeffrey Beecher
November 24,  2007
Edicson Ruiz
August 10,  2007
Edicson Ruiz
May 26,  2007
Radoslav Šašina
February 8,  2007
Edicson Ruiz
February 2,  2007
Edicson Ruiz
January 10,  2006  - CD
David Sinclair
July 25,  2005
Edicson Ruiz
June 9,  2005
Radoslav Šašina
March 28,  2005
Heather Miller Lardin
May 14,  2004
Korneel Le Compte
2004
Radoslav Šašina
October 9,  2003  - CD
Lars Baunkilde
November 18,  2000
Tobias Glöckler
June 10,  2000
Esko Laine
March 6,  2000  - CD
Chi-Chi Nwanoku
June 2,  1999
Esko Laine
May  1997  - CD
Lars Baunkilde
April 26,  1997
Igor Pecevski
March 13,  1997
Chi-chi Nwanoku
March 12,  1997
Chi-chi Nwanoku
March 11,  1997
Chi-chi Nwanoku
December 13,  1996
Chi-chi Nwanoku
December 12,  1996
Chi-chi Nwanoku
May 18,  1996
Korneel Le Compte
November 22,  1992  - CD
Radoslav Šašina
November 10,  1991
Wilmer Fawcett
July 27,  1991
Peter Buckoke
April 4,  1991
Igor Pecevski
January 27,  1989
Chi-chi Nwanoku
December 18,  1982  - rec.
Wilmer Fawcett


     

Full record list:

Upcoming Performances:

none at this time

 

Past Performances:



Performance date : May 19, 2012 - 8:00 pm.
May 20, 2012 - 8:00 pm.
Performer: Korneel Le Compte (solo Viennese bass) ; Haruko Tanabe (solo viola d'amore) ;
String setup: 5 string, Eb setup - gut strings
Instrument: Krattenmacher 2011
Composer - Work - Work #: original period compositions:
Johann Baptist Vanhal  
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso   
- W. II h


other compositions:
Antonio Vivaldi     
- Concerto for Viola a'amore
 
Occasion: Benefizkonzert des Kammerorchesters Ettenheim | OrtenauKultur
Ensemble: Kammerorchester Ettenheim
Conductor : Stefan Krattenmacher (the maker of the solo bass for this event)
Location: > May 19, 2012 - Ringsheim, Germany (info & photos)
> May 20, 2012 - Kath. Kirche Heilig Kreuz, Münchweier Kirchberg, Germany (photo)
Event Link: > May 20, 2012 - Kath. Kirche Heilig Kreuz, Münchweier Kirchberg, Germany
Concert reviews: > Review link - Badische Zeitung online (May 24, 2012)
> Pdf - Ettenheim und Umland (May 22, 2012)
Notes:
Korneel Le Compte is undertaking this time a small tour over Germany where he will present two performances of Vanhal concerto with Kammerorchester Ettenheim. A peculiarity of these events will be a conductor Stefan Krattemacher, who is the same person that made Korneel his solo instrument.

It is indeed a rare event where the maker of an instrument has the ability to hear and lead the group where his own instrument will be tested in a solo role. Thus we wish both the soloist and the maker/conductor a happy music making and plenty of positive feedback from these concerts.

 



Performance date : April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm.
Performer: Janusz Musial (Viennese bass) ; Tomáš Král (bass voice)
String setup: 5 string, D setup - gut strings
Instrument: Marian Pawlik 2006 Krakow (copy of Anton Posch 1725 Vienna)
Composer - Work - Work #: Compositions featuring Viennese bass:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johann Matthias Sperger    
- Aria " Per questa bella mano " [Viennese bass, bass voice]  
- Aria "Se lene, del tuo fuoco" [Viennese bass, bass voice]
- KV 612
- H III/2



The other compositions on the program:
J.W. Wilms
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart     
- Symphony VI - D minor
- Aria "Hai gia vinta la causa" from The Marriage of Figaro  
- Symphony no. 40 - G minor
- op.58
- KV 492
- KV 550
Concert Title: "Czeski bas i kontrabas wiedenski – juz 13 kwietnia o godz. 19! "
Ensemble: Wroclaw Philharmonic
Location: Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall - Wroclaw - Poland
Conductor : Zbigniew Pilch
Event Link: > http://www.filharmonia.wroclaw.pl/home/showNews/937
Video Links: > YouTube - Sperger- Aria "Se lene" link
Notes:

 



Performance date : March 21, 2012 - 8:00 pm
Performer: Korneel Le Compte (Viennese bass) ; Naoko Ogura (Baroque violin & Baroque viola) ; Haruko Tanabe (Baroque violin & viola d'amore) ; Shiho Nishimura (Baroque violoncello) - with assistance of: Kimiko Nishi (harpsichord) ; Mika Akiha (Baroque viola) ; Viola Le Compte (double bass)
String setup: 5 string, D and Eb setup - gut strings
Instrument: Krattenmacher 2011 & one other instrument
Composer - Work - Work #: original period compositions:
Franz Anton Hoffmeister  
Johann Baptist Vanhal  
- Nro 4tro Quartetto per il Contra Basso   
-
Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso
- cat. link
- W. II h



arranged period compositions:
Joseph Haydn    
Karl Stamitz
- Duo for violoncello and bass
- Duo for Viola da amore and Violone




other compositions:
Frantisek Dusek, piano sonata (Kimiko Nishi, Harpsichord)
Franz Benda, Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord
Ensemble: Ensemble Per Questa Bella Mano (quartet with additional musicians)
Artistic Director : Korneel Le Compte
Location: Eglise Protestante De Bruxelles, Place du Musée 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Program Notes: Program Notes Link
Event Poster: Poster jpeg --- Poster pdf
Event Video Link: Concert Announcement Video
Notes:
Korneel Le Compte will present yet another exciting evening of Viennese solo music and along present us with the Belgium (if not the world) premiere of Hoffmeister's solo quartet no. 4, along with the few other selected period compositions.

The peculiarity of this and the other performances featuring either Duo Sweet 17 or the Ensemble Per Questa Bella Mano is the use of viola d'amore as a peer instrument instead of the regular viola. The benefit of using the viola d'amore lies in the fact that it offers the extra acoustical resonance similar to that of the very Viennese bass. Viola d'amore is also tuned in the D major chord - and thus even co-amplifies the resonance of the Viennese bass in the process! Such an cohabitation may not have been used in the period, yet it perfectly well elucidates the spirit of the time which was open to explore and use any acoustical benefit available.

This is the first performance of the Ensemble Per Questa Bella Mano, and the author of this site wishes to extend every good wish to the ensemble members for the success of this and any future concerts. Please attend if you can!

 



Performance date : September 11, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Performers: Grigory Krotenko (Viennese bass solo) ; Nazar Kozhukhar (violin, viola) ; Galina Matyukova (flute) Evgeny Subbotin (violin) ; Vladislav Pesin (violin) ; Leonid Bakulin (Viennese bass) ; Peter Aidu (piano, harpsichord)
String setup: 5 string D setup -gut strings
Instrument: Klotz ?
Composer - Work - Work #:
Joseph Haydn
Johann Matthias Sperger
Johann Baptist Vanhal  
Johann Matthias Sperger
- Symphony no. 45   ("Farewell" - with double bass solo in 4th movement)
- Symphony no. 45   ("Welcome")
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso
- Concertino. Ex D. / a / Flauto Traverso / Alto Viola / Contrabasso Concert:
 - II 1
-
- W. II h
- B 27





Other works on the program:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata in D major for two bass instruments, KV 292
(Version for two violas da gamba and harpsichord arranged by N. Kozhukhar)
Concert Title: Creative youth of the Moscow Conservatory
Occasion: September Music Festival
Ensemble: The ensemble of soloists «Pocket Symphony»
Conductor: artistic director and leader - Nazar Kozhukhar
Location: Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia
Links: > Concert announcement at Moscow Conservatory (in Russian) at:
          http://www.mosconsv.ru/ru/concert.aspx?id=128322
> Grigory Kortenko's article on the preparation for this concert and Viennese Tuning tradition (in Russian)
           http://www.openspace.ru/music_classic/events/details/24198/?expand=yes#expand

Note:  you can get a relatively good translation of these articles by copy-pasting their url address to the Google translation window at http://translate.google.com . Simply paste the entire url in the left window, select the languages and click "Translate". The entire page will than appear translated in English (or the language of your choice) in a separate browser window.
Poster: Poster image
Notes:
This concert was a particular treat to all lovers of the Viennese bass since the two solo works were performed then, and also the Haydn's "Farewell" symphony which features a famous Viennese bass solo at the end. Every honor should be extended to Grigory Krotenko and the "Pocket Symphony" director Nazar Kozhukhar for organizing such an event. Perhaps it should also be mentioned that the Viennese bass tradition did exist in Russia even in the classical period as the famous virtuoso Joseph Kampfer used to perform in St. Petersburg toward the end of his career. Considering this fact, if you read carefully the Kortenko's article (in translation) you may notice that there are plenty of reasons to believe that the future discoveries on period Viennese bass practice in Russia are quite possible.

 



Performance date : July 29, 2011 - 5:00 pm
Performer: Edicson Ruiz (Viennese bass) ; Ruben Guzman (cembalo)
String setup: 4 string, D and Eb setup - steel strings
Instrument: Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, 1750
Composer - Work - Work #:
Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Anton Zimmermann
Johann Matthias Sperger
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf   
- Concerto in Es-dur per il Contrabasso
-
Concerto in D per il Contrabasso
- Concerto per il Contrabasso (no. 15)
- Concerto In Eb per il Contrabasso.
- cat. link
- D2
- B17
- Kr. 172


Ensemble: Teresa Carrenho Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Vasquez
Location: Simon Bolivar Hall, Centro de Acción Social por la Música, Caracas, Venezuela
Concert Link: Concert Program Listing
Video Recording Links: > Sperger Concerto no. 15 - 1st Movement
> Sperger Concerto no. 15 - 2nd & 3rd movement
> Zimmermann Concerto - 1st Movement
> Zimmermann Concerto - 2nd & 3rd Movement
> Dittersdorf Concerto No. 2 - 1st & 2nd Movement
> Dittersdorf Concerto No. 2 - 3rd Movement
Notes:
This is yet another in series of Edicson's multi Viennese concerto events, where he had probably again broken his own record of the various concerto performances and premieres within the same event. Needles to say, all of these pieces demonstrate Edicson's supreme Viennese technique and the world class musicality. Should you wish to discover the authentic position play for the well known Dittersdorf concerto no. 2, please observe the cited videos as these are well filmed and offer good visibility of the proper fingerings and the lack of frequent position changes that the modern tuning simply can not allow. Moreover you can also witness the proper execution of harmonics and their placement. Otherwise, we can only hope that Edicson will decide to "attack" the remainder of Viennese repertoire and present other unperformed pieces of the vast Viennese solo repertoire. Congratulations indeed to Edicson and the Venezuelan "El Sistema"!

 



Performance date : July 1, 2011 - 8:00 pm
Performers: David Sinclair (Viennese bass) ; Robert Vanryne (trumpet) ; Anna Torge (mandoline) ; Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
String setup:  
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #:
Leopold Kozeluch  
- Concertant   ("Sinfonia concertante" for trumpet, mandoline, piano & db)
 - II 1


other works on the program:
Mozart - Piano Concerto Nr. 12, KV 414
Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525
Mozart - Aria "Chi'io mi scordi te", KV 505
Concert Title: Mozart for konsertscenen  [Mozart for the Concert Stage]
Occasion: Vestfoldfestspillene & Musikk i Sandefjord Kirke - Concert
[Vestfold International Festival & Music in the Sandefjord Church - Concert series]
Ensemble: Kölner Akademie
Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens
Location: Sandefjord kirke (Sandefjord Church), Sandefjord, Norway
Links: > Vestfold International Festival - Concert link
> Music in the Sandefjord Church - Concert Link
Die Kölner Akademie : Konzerttermine
Program Notes pdf:  
Notes:
With this concert we have had a truly unique opportunity to hear the very best pieces from the Viennese repertoire by both Mozart and Leopold Kozeluch, who originally composed his Concertant for a quartet of soloists featuring the famous period soloist Friedrich Pischelberger. If you are in Norway, by all means don't miss this event, particularly since you may also hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" in the true original quintet setup with the Viennese bass too! Best wishes and congratulations to David Sinclair on offering us again a such an extraordinary selection of the Viennese masterpieces.

 



Performance date : May 9, 2011 -7:30 pm
Performers: Benedict Ziervogel (Viennese bass) ; Masahiro Narazaki (bass voice) ; Wang-Yu Ko (violin) ; Kanako Gergov (violin) ; Mihoko Ziervogel (viola) ; Till-Georg Schüssler (violoncello) ; Miyuki Schüssler (piano)
String setup: 5 string D setup - steel strings (5 th string down to D for the Trout quintet)
Instrument: Viennese bass (5-str), unknown maker ca.1820
Composer - Work - Work #:
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Franz Schubert
- Concerto per il  Violone (no. 1)
- Per Questa Bella Mano (concert aria)  
- Trout Quintet
 - Kr. 171
- KV 612


Occasion: Charity Concert for Japan
Location: Sacre-Coeur Wien, Sophie-Barat-Saal, Rennweg 31, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Link: • Embassy of Japan in Austria - Events Listing (please scroll down to May 9th event)
Notes:
The idea for this Charity Concert came from Benedikt Ziervogel and his Japanese music colleagues in order to commemorate the horrific March 11, 2011 earthquake that took place in Japan. Due to the same unfortunate event Benedikt's 3 week tour with his orchestra in Japan was canceled, yet he was honored to realize this event instead. The concert was also a good opportunity for Benedikt to feature some of the finest solo pieces written for Viennese bass and thus offer soothing moments for everyone present.

 



Performance date : April 29, 2011 8:00 pm ; May 1, 2011 - 3:00 pm.
Performers: Robert Nairn (double bass) ; Eric Owens (bass baritone)
String setup: 5 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument: Kappelmeier - J.J. Stadlmann 1742 model
Composer - Work - Work #:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
- Aria " Per questa bella mano
- KV 612

other works on the program:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
• Georg Frederic Handel    
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
- Ave verum corpus  
- Dixit Dominus
- Requiem

- KV 618

- KV 626
Concert title: "Mozart's Requiem - Theatrical. Mysterious. Legendary. "
Occasion: "Handel and Haydn Society" concert series program
Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA
Event link: http://www.handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2010-2011/mozart-requiem
Recording Available: This concert was recorded live for commercial release on the CORO label in September 2011. You can already preorder the CD by following this LINK
Program Notes pdf: to be posted
Concert review: "Boston Globe" review from May 2, 2011
Notes:
From the concert straight to the CD press! An exceptional performance at the revered Boston Symphony Hall to  be released on CD too. Congratulations to Rob Nairn on such a brave project!

 



Performance date : April 27, 2011 8:00 pm
Performers: Joseph Phillips
String setup: 5 string Eb setup - steel strings (Eb low 5th string!)
Instrument: Bohemian 19th century
Composer - Work - Work #:
Johann Baptist Vanhal   
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso   
- W. II h

other orchestra works on the program by:
Dittersdorf, Haydn and Mozart - Symph. 39
Concert title: "Viennese Finale"
Occasion: Orchestra London "Cathedral" series
Ensemble: Orchestra London, London, Ontario, Canada
Conductor: John Morris Russell
Location: St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond St., London, Ontario, Canada
Event link: http://www.orchestralondon.ca/calendar/22/10-8-00PM-Cathedral-Viennese-Finale/
Notes:
This was the first authentic Canadian perfomance of Vanhal concerto with the orchestra. The cadenza was made by using the high harmonics in a true spirit of Sperger's own virtuoso technique. Congratualtions to Joseph on this wonderful event and best wishes on many more to come.

 



Performance date : April 27, 2011 - 8:00 pm.
Performers: Andrew Arceci (solo bass) & chamber ensemble
String setup: 5 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument: Kappelmeier Viennese Violone
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Kohaut - Concerto in D

other works on the 4 string bass (E, A, D, G and D, A, D, G) by:
D. Gabrielli, S. Lanzetti, G. Rossini
Recital title: "Baroque Bass"
Occasion: Masters degree recital
Location: The Juilliard School, Paul Hall, New York, NY, USA
Recording Available: ?
Event link: http://events.juilliard.edu/
Notes:
A unique performance of the venerable Kohaut concerto in the original that also features a US premiere of this piece. Best wishes to Andrew on his musical journeys!

 



Performance date : January 15, 2011 - 4:00 pm.
Performer: Rinat Ibragimov
String setup: 4 string D setup - Eudoxa gut core strings
Instrument: Mattheus Albani
Composer - Work - Work #:
• Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf   
• Johann Baptist Vanhal   
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso
-
Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso   
Krebs 172
- W. II h

  other works on the program:
  Igor Eliseev (db in regular tuning) ; Ingerine Dahl (vln) ; Ida Mo (piano / harpsichord)
• Paradise   
• Bottesini    
- Sicilian
-
Duo for Violin and Bass    
Concert title: "Dobel Bassuke" Classical Contrabass
Concert Series : "Skur 2"
Ensemble: Stavanger Simfoniorkester
Location: Skur 2, Stavanger, Norway
Concert Link: http://www.sso.no/event/doLink/famid/159454
Recording Available:
?
Program Notes pdf:  
Notes:
Most likely the first original perfomance of Dittersdorf and Vanhal in Norway. This time in the arrangement for string orchestra and harpsichord - in D. Congratualtions to Rinat!

 



Performance date : December 3, 2010 - 8:15 pm.
Performer: Christian Staude
String setup: 5 string Eb setup - gut strings
Instrument: Oskar Kappelmeyer 2005 - Stadlmann copy
Composer - Work - Work #:
• Johann Baptist Vanhal   
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso   
- W. II h

other works on the program:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    
• Ignaze Holbauer
• Paul Wranitzky 
• Ludwig van Beethoven
- Prague Simphony no. 38
-
Overture to “Gunther von Schwarzburg
- Overture to “Oberon”    
-
Symphony no. 2
Concert title : Bohemian Rhapsody
Ensemble: The New Dutch Academy
Conductor: Simon Murphy
Location: Dr. Anton Philipszaal, Spuiplein, Hague, Netherlands
Concert Link: Dr. Anton Philipszaal - Concert Info Link
Recording:
Video Links:
• J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h, 1 st mov.
• J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h, 2 nd mov.
• J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h, 3 rd mov.
Program Notes: Pdf Link
Notes:
This is the first original performance of Vanhal concerto in Holland which follows the highest standards of authenticity by using both gut strings and the modern copy of a period 5 string instrument. Congratulations to Christian Staude on recreating the true period sound with his wonderful playing.

 



Performance date : October 20, 2010 - 19:30 pm.
Performer: Rinat Ibragimov
String setup: 4 string Eb setup - Eudoxa gut core strings
Instrument: Mattheus Albani
Composer - Work - Work #:
• Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf   
• Johann Baptist Vanhal   
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso
-
Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso   
Krebs 172
- W. II h

other works on the program:
• Johann Matthias Sperger    
• Josef Haydn   
- Sinfonia no. 15
-
Farewell Symphony (no. 45)    

- Hob I : 45
Occasion: Festival "Planeta Kontrabas" 9 - 26 October 2010, organized by Professor Alexander Shilo from St. Petersburg Conservatory -
Ensemble: "The Pocket Symphony" Moscow, artistic director Nazar Kozhukhar
Location: Sheremetiev Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Concert Report: Link : Text in Russian and English
Recording Available:
?
Program Notes pdf:  
Notes:
These are the first original performances of Dittersdorf and Vanhal concerti of our time in Russia. They follow the footsteps of the great period virtuoso Josef Kampfer who used to perform himself on Viennese Bass for the Russian court in the 18th Century. Congratulations to Rinat on this exceptional event!

 



Performance date : February 2010 - pm
Performer: Dilyaver Menametov (solo Viennese bass) ; Nicholas Loskutkin (bass voice)  - for Mozart
Ekatarina Romanova (violin) ; Evgenia Bauer (viola) ; Dilyaver Menametov (Viennese bass) - for Vanhal
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Czech standard bass, 1970.
Composer - Work - Work #:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
• Johann Baptist Vanhal
- Aria "Per questa bella mano
- Divertimento in G  

- KV 612
-
Concert title: "Music for us"
Ensemble: Music Aeterna - in 2010 as part of Novosibirsk Opera Theatre (now as part of Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre)
Conductor:
Vitaly Polonsky
Video links: > YouTube - Mozart "Per Questa" link
> YouTube - Vanhal "Diveretimento" link
Location: Novosibrsk Opera, Novosibirsk, Russia
Notes:
This was a lovely event featuring Viennese bass in solo and chamber capacity that has occurred in Novosibrsk, Russia. Dilyaver Menametov was interested in the Viennese system and when he discovered the acoustic benefits of the original tuning, the real performance had to follow too. The result was this concert where he presents an exceptional skill in the Mozart's solo bass part, and also an excellent musicianship that blends superbly with a vocal soloist. Likewise, in Vanhal divertimento we hear him present both a nice accompaniment and a masterful solo which he even embellished with his own virtuoso cadenza. Bravo indeed and best wishes for many more of such events!

 



Performance date : January 17, 23, 24, 2010 - pm
Performer: Christian Staude (solo bass), James Rutherford (Baryton-bass voice)
String setup: 5 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Oskar Kappelmeyer 2005 - Stadlmann copy
Composer - Work - Work #:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
- Aria " Per questa bella mano
- KV 612

other works on the program:
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
  
- Magic Flute, Ouverture
- Symphony n°31 Paris
- Aria "Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo"
- Recitativ and Aria "Hai gia vinta la causa…" (Figaro)
- Ave verum corpus
- Thamos, König in Ägypten
   
- KV 620
- KV 297
- KV 584

- KV 618
- KV 345
Concert title: Mozart : de Thamos à la Flûte enchantée
Ensemble: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
Locations:
Arsenal, Metz, France  :  
Théatre de Poissy, Poissy, France:  
Opéra de Lyon, Lyon, France : 
January 24, 2010
January 23, 2010
January 17, 2010
Program Notes pdf:  
Notes:

 



Performance date : November 22, 2009 - 4:00 pm.
Performer: Korneel Le Compte (solo Viennese bass)
String setup: 4 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument: unknown Viennese bass
Composer - Work - Work #:
Johann Baptist Vanhal   
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso   
- W. II h
Occasion: A church concert
Ensemble: Hildebrandt Consort
Conductor: Wouter Dekoninck
Location: Church in Beersel, Belgium
Notes:
This is the second original performance of the Vanhal concerto in Belgium. Every effort was invested to reconstruct the original instrument setup and along the gut strings, and the frets were used. Korneel Le Compte has used the same ensemble to record Vanhal concerto on the CD during 2011 - see Record. Sincere congratulations on this modern day premiere!

 



Performance date : October 4, 2009 - 11 am
Performer: Bret Simner
String setup: 5 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument: Stadlmann (from the Instrument Collection of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin )
Composer - Work - Work #: W. Pichl       - Concerto in D per il Violone Principale
Dittersdorf  - Duetto in Es
J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso
Ensemble: "Ensemble Pischelberger"
Location: Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin , Berlin, Germany
Link: Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin - concert announcement
Concert Announcement: pdf flyer
Notes:  

 



Performance date : October 3, 2009
Performer: Edicson Ruiz
String setup: 4 string D and Eb setups - steel strings
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #: J. M. Sperger          -    Aria " Se lene, del tuo fuoco " - H III /2 (D setup)
W. A. Mozart            -    Aria " Per questa bella mano "- K. 612 (D setup)
C. D.  v Dittersdorf  -   Concerto per il Violone – K. 171 (E flat setup)
F. A. Hoffmeister     -   Concerto in Es-Dur per il Contrabasso - [no.3] (Eb setup)
J. B. Vanhal              -   Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h (Eb setup)
Ensemble: Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolîvar
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Recording: Video links:
• J. M. Sperger - Aria " Se lene, del tuo fuoco " - H III/2
• W. A. Mozart - Aria " Per questa bella mano " - K. 612
• C. D. v Dittersdorf - Concerto per il Violone – K. 171, 1 st mov.
• C. D. v Dittersdorf - Concerto per il Violone – K. 171, 2 nd mov.
• C. D. v Dittersdorf - Concerto per il Violone – K. 171, 3 rd mov.
• F. A. Hoffmeister - Concerto in Es-Dur per il Contrabasso – 1 st mov.

• F. A. Hoffmeister - Concerto in Es-Dur per il Contrabasso – 2 nd mov.

• F. A. Hoffmeister - Concerto in Es-Dur per il Contrabasso – 3 rd mov.
• J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h, 1 st mov.
• J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h, 2 nd mov.

• J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabass - W. II h, 3 rd mov.
Notes:
This is probably the first integral performance of Dittersdorf, Vanhal and Hoffmeister concertos along with Sperger and Mozart arias ever to occur in the world! Congratualtions!

 



Performance date : August 27, 2009 - 8:00 pm.
Performers: Darija Andjelic-Andzakovic (solo bass), Amelia Giles (violin 1), Fiona Haughton (violin 2), Wen Chuan Lin (viola), Yoon Bee Jee (cello), Alanna Jones (double bass), Candy Lai (harpsichord)
String setup: 4 string Eb setup - steel strings
Instrument: French bass ca. 1900, flat back (see poster)
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso - Krebs 172
Concert title: "Looking at the 3rd/4th Dimension"  Lecture-recital about Viennese tuning.
Occasion: Masters minor recital
Location: School of Music, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Recording Available: yes (video)
Poster: jpeg image of the poster - Hannah Gross photography and Rob Schultze editing
Notes:
This performance has occurred as a part of the lecture recital for the Master of Music degree requirement at the University of Auckland School of Music. The concerto was performed from Daria's own edition in the original key of Eb, without any cuts and featuring a harpsichord continuo part. The faculty supervisors for this project were U. of Auckland professors Margaret Cooke (Baroque violoncello) and John Harrison (double bass). Unless proven otherwise, this is the first public Viennese bass performance in New Zealand.

 



Performance date : June 11, 2009 - 10:00 am.
Performer: Bret Simner
String setup: 5 string - D setup
Instrument: Willer (Prague ca. 1770)
Composer - Work - Work #: W. Pichl       - Concerto in D per il Violone Principale
J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso
Concert title: Recital "Viennese Double Bass"
Location: Eisenhower Chapel, Penn State University, PA, USA
Recording Available: ?
Notes: This performance has occurred in conjunction with the International Society of Bassists 2009 Convention at Penn State University.

 



Performance date : May 1-2, 2009 - 8:00 pm.
Performer: Deborah Dunham (db) ; Kevin Deas (bass-baritone)
String setup: D setup,
Instrument: Johann Georg Thir, 1770
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612

other repertoie on the concert:
Michael Haydn - Requiem in C minor
W. A. Mozart - "Basta vincesti"  K.486a

Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 102
Concert title: Mozart & The Haydns
Ensemble: Boston Baroque
Conductor: Martin Perlman
Location: New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Boston MA, USA
Recording Available:  
Links: Boston Baroque, Deborah Dunham feature
Concert Reviews: Boston Globe, May 5 2009

 



Performance date : March 4, 2009 - 8:00 pm.
Performer: Jan Krigovsky (Viennese bass)
String setup: 5 string D setup, gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Kohaut - Concerto per il Contrabasso - VT cat link
Concert series: "Abwege in das Umfeld der Wiener Klassik"
Concert title: "Kaiserliche Sekretärsmusik"
Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
Conductor: Gunar Letzbor
Location: Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
Concert Program: Program Link --- Program Link (pdf) --- Program Link (msw)
Concert Reviews: OÖNachrichten and Koronrnzeitung from March 6, 2009
Notes:  

 



Performance date : June 23, 2008 - 11:00 am.
Performers: Korneel Le Compte (solo Viennese bass) ; Annelies De Cock (violin) ; Ann Cnop (violin) ; Madoka Nakamaru (violin) ; Manuela Bucher (viola) ; Ronan Kernoa (violoncello) ; Dymphna Vandenabeele (oboe) ; Jean-Pierre Dassonville (horn) ;
String setup: 4 string D setup - gut strings with frets and period bow.
Instrument: Unknown German bass ca. 1900
Composer - Work - Work #: original compositions in the Viennese Tuning:
Johann Baptist Vanhal
Johann Matthias Sperger       
- Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso (in D setup)   
- Sonata per il Contrabasso et Violoncello
- W. II h
- C I/10

compositions for the regular tuning:
Johann Sebastian Bach  
- Suite Nr.2 in b minor (arranged from flute solo)
 
Occasion: Masters Degree in Historical Double Bass and Violone - 3rd Part : Second Solo Performance Exam
Exam Program: Concert Exam - Program Notes pdf
Location: "Temple Building", Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Notes:
This concert has featured the premiere performance of Vanhal concerto in Belgium. The performance was a part of the Masters Degree in Historical Double Bass and Violone examination at the Brussels Conservatory under the supervision of Prof. Frank Coppieters (bass) and Barthold Kuijken (ancient music). Congratulations to Korneel on performing this difficult program!

A master thesis that was part of this degree is posted on the "Books and Articles" page under the following link.

 



Performance date : May 30 , 2008 - 11:00 am.
Performers: Korneel Le Compte (solo Viennese bass) ; Rene Laryea (voice) : Annelies De Cock (violin) ; Ann Cnop (violin) ; Madoka Nakamaru (violin) ; Manuela Bucher (viola) ; Ronan Kernoa (violoncello) ; Dymphna Vandenabeele (oboe) ; Jean-Pierre Dassonville (horn) ;
String setup: 4 string D setup - gut strings with frets and period bow.
Instrument: Unknown German bass ca. 1900
Composer - Work - Work #: original compositions in the Viennese Tuning:
Johann Matthias Sperger    
Franz Hoffmeister
Wolfgang Amadues Mozart  
- Sonata per il Contrabasso et Viola   
- Nro 4tro Quartetto per il Contra Basso  
- Per Questa Bella Mano
(concert aria)
- ?
- cat. link
- KV 612

compositions for the regular tuning:
G. Rossini  
- Duetto for Violoncello and Bass
 
Occasion: Masters Degree in Historical Double Bass and Violone - 2nd Part : First Solo Performance Exam
Exam Program: Concert Exam - Program Notes pdf
Location: "Temple Building", Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Notes:
This concert has featured the premiere performance of Hoffmeister 4th solo quartet in Belgium. The performance was a part of the Masters Degree in Historical Double Bass and Violone examination at the Brussels Conservatory under the supervision of Prof. Frank Coppieters (bass) and Barthold Kuijken (ancient music). Congratulations to Korneel on performing this difficult program!

A master thesis that was part of this degree is posted on the "Books and Articles" page under the following link.

 



Performance date : May 9 , 2008 - 7:00 pm.
Performers: Janusz Musial (Viennese bass) ; Bogdan Makal ( bass voice)
String setup: 5 string, D setup - gut strings
Instrument: Marian Pawlik 2006 Krakow (copy of Anton Posch 1725 Vienna)
Composer - Work - Work #: composition for the Viennese Bass:
Johann Matthias Sperger  
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
- Concerto. per il Contrabasso  [no. 15]   
- Aria " Per questa bella mano " [Viennese bass, bass voice]   
- B17
- KV 612

other compositions on the program:
W. A. Mozart
J. H. Vorišek  
- Symphony in D major - "Prague"  
- Symphony in D major
KV 504
Concert Title: "Musical Journey to Prague"
Ensemble: Wroclaw Philharmonic
Location: Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall - Wroclaw - Poland
Conductor: Zbigniew Pilch
Event Link: > http://www.filharmonia.wroclaw.pl/home/showNews/178
Video Links: > YouTube - Sperger - Concerto no. 15 - 1st Movement
> YouTube - Sperger - Concerto no. 15 - 2nd Movement
> YouTube - Sperger - Concerto no. 15 - 3rd Movement
> YouTube - Mozart - Concert Aria "Per Questa Bella Mano"
Notes:
Cadenza composed by Janusz Musial

 



Performance date : January 27, 2008 - 3:00 pm
Performer: Jeffrey Beecher (db) ; Jonathan Lemalu (bass)
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Giovanni Battista Rogeri - Brescia, 1690
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612

other repertoire on the concert:
W. A. Mozart - Don Giovanni Overture, K. 527
W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 12, K. 414
W. A. Mozart - Arias featuring Mr. Lemalu
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425 “ Linz ”
Occasion: TSO "Mozart@252 Festival" - Matinee Masterworks Series
Concert title: Mozart Linz Symphony
Ensemble: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Oundjian
Location: George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada
Jeffrey Beecher interview: site link: http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/2291554
MP3 link: http://media.libsyn.com/media/tso/TSOPodcast_20080114.mp3
("Per Questa" and Viennese Tuning are mentioned toward the end of interview)
Concert Reviews:  

 



Performance date : January 26, 2008 - 7:30 pm
Performer: Jeffrey Beecher (db) ; Jonathan Lemalu (bass)
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Giovanni Battista Rogeri - Brescia, 1690
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612

other repertoire on the concert:
W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 12, K. 414
W. A. Mozart - Arias featuring Mr. Lemalu
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425 “ Linz ”
Occasion: TSO "Mozart@252 Festival" - Connoisseur Series
Concert title: Mozart Linz Symphony
Ensemble: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Oundjian
Location: Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Jeffrey Beecher interview: site link: http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/2291554
MP3 link: http://media.libsyn.com/media/tso/TSOPodcast_20080114.mp3
("Per Questa" and Viennese Tuning are mentioned toward the end of interview)
Concert Reviews:  

 



Performance date : July 25, 2005 - ?
Performer: Edicson Ruiz
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612
Giovanni Bottesini ?
Ensemble: Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana Simón Bolívar
Conductor: Sung Kwak
Location: Sala José Félix Ribas, Teatro Teresa Carreño, Caracas , Venzuela
Recording Available: ?
Notes:  

 



Performance date : June 9, 2005
Performer: Radoslav Šašina
String setup: Eb setup
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #: J.M. Sperger - Konzert Nr. 18 c mol - B 20
Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonieta éilina
Conductor: Peter Vronský
Location: ?
Recording Available:  

 



Performance date : March 28, 2005 - 8:00 pm.
Performer: Heather Miller Lardin (Viennese bass) ; Keith Earle (bass voice) ; Kia-Hui Tan (violin) ; Andrew Justice (viola) ; Donna Fournier (viola da gamba) and other Cornell students.
String setup: 4 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #:
Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
Johann Matthias Sperger
- Nro 2do Quartetto à Contra Basso
- Trio in G - for baryton, viola and bass   
- Per questa bella mano - concert aria
- Concerto per il Contrabasso (no. 15)
- cat. link
- Hob. XI:80
- KV 612
- B 17
Recital Title: "Music for the Viennese Virtuosi"
Occasion: Doctor of Musical Arts degree recital at Cornell University
Ensemble: Cornell Music Department Chamber Ensemble
Conductor: John Hsu
Location: Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Recording Available: yes
Library record link: Cornell University Library - recital record link
Notes:
This was a degree concert that indeed have featured more US premieres of the period  compositions in the authentic Viennese setup than any other prior to it. In essence Heather has presented a premiere by every major composer of the solo Viennese music - including the first US performance of Sperger's concerto 15 in the original setup. The preparation for this even must have been very arduous, and thus a big applause and congratulations should be offered to Heather on this extraordinary accomplishment. Bravo indeed!

 



Performance date : May 14, 2004 -
Performer: Korneel Le Compte (solo Viennese bass) ; Shadi Torbey (Belgium) -3rd prize winner
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Jan Strick (modern Belgian bass)
Composer - Work - Work #:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
- Per Questa Bella Mano (concert aria)  
- KV 612
Occasion: Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition (Finals)
Ensemble: National Opera Orchestra "La Monnaie"
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Location: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Recording Available: DVD
Notes:
This performance was similar to the May 1996 performanceof "Per Questa" both of which took place within the International singers competition. The competition was also broadcast internationally over television, however for this one we do have a broadcast preserved on DVD. Congratulations to Korneel!

 



Performance date : 2004, ?
Performer: Radoslav Šašina
String setup: D setup, gut strings
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #: J.M. Sperger - Konzert Nr. 15 D Dur - B 17
Occasion: Bratislava Musikfestival "Mozartwoche"
Ensemble: Slowakischer Philharmonie Orchester : Musica aeterna
Conductor: Peter Zajicek
Location: Bratislava, Slowakia
Recording Available:  

 



Performance date : November 18, 2000 - 7:30 pm.
Performer: Tobias Glöckler (db), André Eckert (bass voice)
String setup: 4 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #: J. M. Sperger - Aria "Se lene, del tuo fuoco" [db, bass voice] - H III/2
W. A. Mozart - Aria "Per questa bella mano" [db, bass voice] - K. 612
Occasion: Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein - 21. Musikinstrumentenbau-Symposium, "Geschichte, Bauweise und Spieltechnik der tiefen Sreichinstrumente" 2000.
Ensemble: Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein
Conductor: Bad Elster
Location: Refektorium der Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein, Germany
Recording Available: yes

 



Performance date : June 10, 2000 - 7 pm.
Performer: Esko Laine (db), Robert Holl (bass voice)
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Giuseppe Rocca
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Aria "Per questa bella mano" [db, bass voice] - K. 612 

Other works on the program:
Augusta Read Thomas - Aurora für Klavier und Orchester 
W. A. Mozart - Resta, o cara - K. 528  
W. A. Mozart - Per queste due manine - K. 540b 
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 39 - K. 543 
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Location: Philharmonie Hall, Berlin, Germany
Link: Berlin Philharmonic - concert link
Recording Available: ?

 



Performance date : June 2-3, 1999 - 8 pm.
Performer: Esko Laine (db), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Giuseppe Rocca
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Aria "Per questa bella mano" [db, bass voice] - K. 612 

Other works on the program:
J. Haydn - Symphony No. 70 
W. A.  Mozart - Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo - K. 584 
W. A.  Mozart - Così dunque tradisci ... Aspri rimorsi atroci - K. 432  
W. A.  Mozart - Alcandro, lo confesso ... Non so, d'onde viene - K. 512 
Brett Dean - Carlo Musik für (15) Streicher, Sampler und Tonband 
J. Haydn - Symphony No. 90
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Location: Philharmonie Hall, Berlin, Germany
Link: Berlin Philharmonic - concert link
Recording Available: ?

 



Performance date : April 26, 1997 - 7:30 pm.
Performer: Igor Pecevski
String setup: 4 string Eb setup - steel strings
Instrument: Unknown Czech 20th Century
Composer - Work - Work #: J.B. Vanhal - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso - W. II h
Ensemble: Greece Community Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Location: Greece Arcadia High School Auditorium, Greece NY, USA
Recording Available: yes
Notes:
This performance was realized with kind cooperation of the Greece Community Orchestra, an amateur organization of the City of Greece located just north of Rochester NY. This was also a wonderful opportunity to try an E flat Viennese setup for the first time on Vanhal concerto, which was so far always performed in D. The string setup for this event was actually a steel string setup with a top solo A string "pushed" up to the B flat - resulting in a very hard feel on the bass. As an experiment in setup it worked, however since then a better way to set the steel strings to E flat setup was found, and you can read about it in the String Choice section.

All the troubles aside, the performance was warmly received, and the recording along with the few photos preserved for posterity. This is possibly the first authentic Viennese E flat performance of the Vanhal concerto in the US.

 



Performance date : March 13, 1997 - ? pm.
Performer: Chi-chi Nwanoku
String setup: 4 string - gut strings
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso (no. 2) - Krebs 172
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of  Enlightenment
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Location: Salamanca, Spain

 



Performance date : March 12, 1997 - ? pm.
Performer: Chi-chi Nwanoku
String setup: 4 string - gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso (no. 2) - Krebs 172
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of  Enlightenment
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Location: Valencia, Spain

 



Performance date : March 11, 1997 - ? pm.
Performer: Chi-chi Nwanoku
String setup: 4 string - gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso (no. 2) - Krebs 172
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of  Enlightenment
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Location: Seville, Spain

 



Performance date : December 13, 1996 - ? pm.
Performer: Chi-chi Nwanoku
String setup: 4 string - gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso (no. 2) - Krebs 172
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of  Enlightenment
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Location: St. Georges Bristol Hall, Bristol, UK

 



Performance date : December 12, 1996 - ? pm.
Performer: Chi-chi Nwanoku
String setup: 4 string - gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Concerto in Eb per il Contrabasso (no. 2) - Krebs 172
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of  Enlightenment
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

 



Performance date : May 18, 1996 -
Performer: Korneel Le Compte (solo Viennese bass) ; Souren Chahidjanyan (bass voice) from Armenia - 7th prize winner
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Chiaffredo Cappa (18th century Italian)
Composer - Work - Work #:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
- Per Questa Bella Mano (concert aria)  
- KV 612
Occasion: Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition (Finals)
Ensemble: National Opera Orchestra "La Monnaie"
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Location: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Notes:
This was a side performance for Korneel as an "accompaniment" for a singer in "Per Questa"  that took place within the International singers competition. Yet, the competition was broadcast internationally over television, so this may as well be the first televised orchestra performance of "Per Questa". Congratulations to Korneel!

 



Performance date : November 10 1991, 3:00 - pm
Performer: Wilmer Fawcett (db), Gary Relyea (bass voice)
String setup: 4 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: John Lott, 1840
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612

The remainder of program: other Mozart's choral works.
Occasion: Sunday afternoon concert series
Ensemble: CBC Radio Orchestra and Bach Choir of Vancouver
Conductor: Bruce Pullan
Location: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Recording Available: yes - featured at music samples under "Mozart - Per Questa"
Program Notes:  
Notes:
This performance of Mozart's "Per Questa", which has taken place in the wonderful auditorium of Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver in a concert that was also recorded for the CBC radio broadcast. While discussing concert program a CBC producer has wished for Mr. Relyea to do yet another piece and Wilmer Fawcet was quick to suggest Mozart's Aria. Thus on a short deadline this piece was quickly prepared. This is very likely the first authentic concert of the famous Mozart Aria realized in Canada. Congratulations to Bill!

 



Performance date : July 27, 1991 - 8 pm
Performer: Peter Buckoke (Viennese Violone) ; Alastair Miles (bass)
String setup: 5 string D setup - gut strings
Instrument:  
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612
[also performed on the concert: Piano concerto K. 595; Dances of 1791 K. 600, 601, 603, 604, 605, 609, 610; Clarinet Concerto K. 622.]
Occasion: The Mostly Mozart Festival
Ensemble: London Classical Players
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Location: Avery Fisher Hall - Lincoln Center, New York, NY, USA.
Recording Available: ?
Notes:
This is very likely the first modern performance of Mozart's "Per questa" on the period Viennese setup in the USA. The very performance was a superb artistic achievement both in the sense of historic recreation and the musical experience. The author of this text was sitting way back in the hall on the third balcony level, and can testify that every single note and nuance of Bukocke's playing was audible, perfectly clear and most enjoyable. This was a clear proof that a period solo performance could withstand the highest standard of the modern performance expectations and assert itself in the most critical artistic environment of the world. Bravo!
Reviews: "New York Times" July 30, 1991

 



Performance date : April 4, 1991 - 2 pm.
Performer: Igor Pecevski
String setup: D setup, steel strings
Instrument: Unknown Czech 20th Century
Composer - Work - Work #: Wenzel Pichl - Concerto in D per il Violone Principale -
Ensemble: Eastman Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: John Russo
Location: Eastman School of Music, Anex 902 Hall, Rochester NY, USA
Recording Available: yes
Notes:
This performance has occurred as a concluding part of the lecture recital for my DMA degree requirement at the Eastman School of Music. The preparation for this performance has been guided by my own research, musicological expertise of late Dr. Alfred Mann and musical direction of Prof. James Vandemark. Unless proven otherwise, this is the first official concerto performance on the Viennese bass in the USA.

 



Performance date : January 27, 1989 - ? pm
Performer: Chi-Chi Nwanoku (db) ; Michael George (baritone)
String setup: 4 string D setup, gut strings
Instrument: ?
Composer - Work - Work #: W. A. Mozart - Per questa bella mano - K. 612
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of  Enlightenment
Conductor: Sigiswald  Kuijken
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London , UK
Recording Available: ?
Notes:
This is probably the first modern public performance in Viennese Tuning in the world and also the first modern performance of the well known Mozart aria in the original setup. Congratulations to Chi-chi!

 



Recording dates : December 11, 1982 : 10.30-1.30
December 12, 1982 : 10.30-1.30
Broadcast date: November 18, 1983 - CBC FM band
Performer: Wilmer Fawcett
String setup: 5 string D setup - steel strings
Instrument: Czech or Eastern European bass ca. 1900
Composer - Work - Work #: • Karl Kohaut - Concerto in D

also featued on the concert broadcast:
• Antonio Vivaldi - Bassoon Concerto in A minor - F VIII, No 7. [Christopher Millard, bassoon]
• G. F. Handel - Concerto Grosso in B minor - Op 6. No 12.
Occasion: Studio recording session for CBC broadcast
Ensemble: CBC Vancouver Orchestra
Conductor: Elizabeth Wilcock - led orchestra from the 1st violin stand as a concertmaster
Location: CBC Studio 1, Vancouver, Canada
Recording Available: yes - featured at music samples under "Kohaut - Concerto"
Recording announcement: Introduction by Shelagh Rogers
Notes:
According to the presently available information this is the first modern performance featuring the Viennese tuning in our time. Coincidentally this is also the first modern performance of Kohaut's concerto in the original and the full credit for editing the concerto from original score, organizing the performance and finally recording the same - should go to Willmer Fawcett. This particular recoding session was intended solely for public broadcast and has featured along the two other baroque concertos. In all probability not only was this recording the first modern public performance in Viennese tuning but also a fine presentation of one of the earliest Viennese concerti.

Congratulations to Bill for undertaking this brave project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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