Musica Bella Concert CD Sets
January 20 and 27, 2002 Our Debut Concerts: All 6 Bach Brandenburg Concertos plus Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto. Please see our History listing for details. 2-CD set; counts as one concert set for purposes of this offer.
June 2, 2002 All-Mozart Concert: Symphonies #20 and 40, Violin Concerto #3 (Rachel Varga, soloist), plus an encore by Rachel Varga. On one CD.
October 13, 2002 All-Beethoven Concert: Prometheus Overture, Violin Concerto (Uli Speth, violin), Symphony #7. 2-CD set.
December 8, 2002 All-Brahms Concert: Academic Festival Overture, Double Concerto (Rachel Varga, violin; Anahit Harutyunyan Gaskill, cello), Symphony #3. 2-CD set.
March 23, 2003 All-Dvorak Concert: Carnival Overture, Violin Concerto (Jeffrey Parry, violin), Symphony #8. On one CD.
May 18, 2003 Concerto Concert: Seven different solos featuring members of the orchestra. Please see our History listing for details. On one CD.
October 19, 2003 Mahler 1st: Mahler: Symphony #1; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (Rachel Varga, violin); Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture. Plus two encores by Rachel Varga. 2-CD set.
November 30, 2003 Tchaikovsky 5th: Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5; Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 (Alice Levinson, piano); Rossini: Semiramide Overture. 2-CD set.
February 29, 2004 Brahms 1st: Brahms: Symphony #1; Bloch: Suite Hébraïque (Stephen Salchow, viola); Khachaturian: Violin Concerto (Jean Park, violin). 2-CD set.
April 4, 2004 Chamber Music: Combination violin recital and string quartet concert. Please see our History listing for details. On one CD.
May 2, 2004 Mahler 4th: Mahler: Symphony #4; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Steven Zynszajn, violin); Mendelssohn: Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture. 2-CD set.
October 24, 2004 Avshalomov World Premiere: Wagner: Rienzi Overture; Avshalomov: Elegy; Avshalomov: Songs of Life/Death [World Premiere]; Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6. 2-CD set.
December 4 & 5, 2004 Basically Bach Series: All-Bach Concert: Double Violin Concerto, both “single” violin concertos, and Brandenburg Concerto #4. Please see our History listing for soloist names. 2-CD set, live recordings of both concerts in full.
January 12, 2005 Sarah Kapustin Virtuoso Violin Recital: Bach unaccompanied sonatas and partitas. On one CD.
January 30, 2005 Lucine Amara: Met dramatic soprano Lucine Amara sings favorite operatic arias and songs. Also: Walter Skolnik, Serenade for Cello and Orchestra [World Premiere] (David Bakamjian, cello); Schumann/Gaskill: Warum? from Phantasiestücke [World Premiere of Orchestration]; Beethoven: Symphony #5. 2-CD set.
February 6, 2005 Cecee Pantikian Virtuoso Violin Recital: Sonatas by Vivaldi, Mozart, and Grieg, and short pieces by Zlatev-Cherkin, Paus, and Wieniawski. On one CD.†
February 9, 2005 Sarah Kapustin Virtuoso Violin Recital: A Bach unaccompanied sonata; the Chaconne from Bach’s d-minor partita; and the Dvorak Violin Concerto with piano accompaniment. On one CD.
March 13, 2005 Brahms 4th: Brahms: Symphony #4; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Uli Speth, violin); Edward Green: Overture in G. On one CD.
May 15, 2005 Mendelssohn 4th: Mendelssohn: Symphony #4; Krause: Quadrille [World Premiere] (Whitney LaGrange, violin); Milhaud: Concertino d’Hiver (Ron Hay, trombone); Beethoven: Fidelio Overture. On one CD.
May 21 & 22, 2005 Mostly Mozart Series: All-Mozart Concert: Symphony #17; Sinfonia Concertante for Winds and Orchestra (members of the Musica Bella Woodwind Quintet, soloists); Symphony #40 (g minor). On one CD.
October 30, 2005 Beethoven 1st: Arriaga: Overture to Los esclavos felices; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Strings and Orchestra (Cecee Pantikian, violin; Bela Horvath, viola); Lauren Buchter: September [World Premiere of Orchestration]; Beethoven: Symphony #1. On one CD.
December 17 & 18, 2005 Basically Bach Series: All-Bach Concert: Double Violin Concerto (Stanichka Dimitrova and Claire Smith); Three Arias from Cantatas and Oratorios (Marie Ann Chenevey, soprano; Joan Barton De Caro, mezzo-soprano); Brandenburg Concerto #6 (Steven Frucht and Sarah Kapustin); Orchestral Suite #3 in D (Ron Pamposa, trumpet). Both concerts on two CDs total.
January 22, 2006 Mozart’s Birthday: Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Donna Elvira’s Aria from Don Giovanni, and Symphony #41 (“Jupiter”); Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Sarah Kapustin, violin). On one CD.
March 26, 2006 Brahms Violin Concerto: Mozart: Symphony #36 (“Linz”); Dvorák: Serenade in d minor for 10 Winds, Cello, and Bass; Brahms: Violin Concerto (Stanichka Dimitrova, violin). On two CDs.
May 21, 2006 Sibelius Violin Concerto: Mozart: Overture to Idomeneus, King of Crete and Symphony #39 in E-flat; Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Cecee Pantikian, violin). On one CD.
June 18, 2006 Mozart and Salieri Opera: Mozart: Symphony #13; Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major (James Mark Pedersen, cello); Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri, an opera in one act. On one CD.
October 1 & 4, 2006 Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Vivaldi: Double Cello Concerto; Corelli: “Christmas Concerto”; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #4; Bach: Two arias from cantatas. Too many soloists to list here. 2-CD set, live recordings of both concerts in full.
October 22, 2006 Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Jeremy Hwang, piano); Shostakovich: Symphony #5. 2-CD set.
December 10, 2006 Brahms and Walton: Brahms: Symphony #2; Walton: Viola Concerto (Kyle Armbrust, viola). On one CD.
January 20 & 21, 2007 Basically Bach Series: Vivaldi: Winter, and Vitali: Chaconne (Gregory Harrington, violin); Bach: Suite #2 (Shoji Mizumoto, flute); Bach: “Coffee Cantata,” too many soloists to list here. On one CD, the best performance of each piece from the two concerts.
February 18, 2007 Organ Symphony: Sibelius: Finlandia; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Stanichka Dimitrova, violin); Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 (“Organ”). On one CD.
April 15, 2007 Father-and-Daughter Soloists: Tchaikovsky: Meditation (Manami Mizumoto, violin); Miyagi: Haru no Umi (“Spring Sea”) (Shoji Mizumoto, shakuhachi); Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3; Dvorak: Symphony #8. On one CD.
May 5 & 6, 2007 Mostly Mozart Series: All-Mozart Concert: Piano Concerto #20 (Karine Poghosyan, piano); Clarinet Concerto (Nuno Antunes, clarinet); Symphony #38 (“Prague”). Two 2-CD sets, one from each concert; each concert counts as one concert set (please choose one or the other).
June 24, 2007 Chamber Orchestra: Bach: Three arias; Brahms: Two songs; Richard Russell: Two songs; Barber: Adagio for Strings; Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in e minor; Handel: Organ Concerto #4. Way too many soloists to list here. On one CD.
September 8 & 9, 2007 Basically Bach Series: All-Bach Concert: Brandenburg Concerto #5; Double Violin Concerto; Double Harpsichord Concerto in C Major; Three arias from the B-Minor Mass. 2-CD set, live recordings of both concerts in full.
October 14 & 21, 2007 Brahms Third: Weber: Oberon Overture; Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Stanichka Dimitrova, violin); Brahms: Symphony #3. 2-CD set, the best performance of each piece from the two concerts.
December 1 & 2, 2007 Sibelius 5th: Brahms: Tragic Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto (Rebecca Smith, violin); Sibelius: Symphony #5. On one CD, the best performance of each piece from the two concerts.
December 7, 2007 Virtuoso Violin and Piano Recital: Sarah Kapustin, violin; Cory Smythe, piano. Beethoven: “Spring” Sonata for Violin and Piano; Ives: Sonata #3 for Violin and Piano; Ysaye: Sonata #1 for Unaccompanied Violin; Lee Hyla: Basic Training for Solo Piano. On one CD.
March 14, 2009 The Rubens Quartet: From Holland, featuring Sarah Kapustin, former Musica Bella violin soloist and concertmaster. Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589; Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74 (“Harp”). On one CD.