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Andrews University Symphony Orchestra
 October 13, 2001
Autumn Romances

"Autumn Romances" the season conjures up images of moods as varied as jollity of harvest festivals and fall gatherings of all sorts to introspection inspired by the falling leaves, the coming of winter, the death of another year. The music of the "romantic" style heard on this concert runs the gamut of autumn moods, supported by memorable melodies, rich harmonies, and lush orchestral textures.

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Barber of Seville) | Jean Sibelius: Violin concerto in d minor, Op. 47 | Gerald Finzi: Clarinet concerto | Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet-Fantasy Overture


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Bagar, Robert C, and Louis Biancolli. The Concert Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to

Symphonic Music. New York: Whittlessy House, 1947.

Gossett, Philip. "The Overtures of Rossini." 19th Century Music 3 (July 1979): 3-31.

Kendall, Alan. Gioacchino Rossini: The Reluctant Hero. London, England: Gollancz, 1992.

Moravia, Alberto. Liner notes. Rossini, A. Winner, trans. LP. RCA R 835-3, 1959.

Osborne, Richard. "Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini." Grove Music Online. Ed. L. Macey.

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Toye, Francis. Rossini: A Study in Tragi-comedy. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1934.

Weaver, William. Liner notes. Rossini's Barber. CD. London 425 520-2, 1989.

Weinstock, Herbert. Rossini: A Biography. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1968.

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Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Violin Concerto in d minor, Op. 47

Abraham, Gerald. The Music of Sibelius. New York: W. W. Norton, 1947.

Botstein, Leon. "Concerto 4: The 19th Century." Grove Music Online. Ed. L. Macey.

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Cushing, Edward. Liner notes. Jean Sibelius. LP. Musical Heritage Society, MHS 912970Z, 1987.

Freed, Richard. Liner notes. Virtuosi. LP. Smithsonian Collection: Capitol Records LGR-9265, 1985.

Fuhrmann, Peter. Liner notes. Sibelius: Violin Concerto, S. Spencer, trans. Deutsche Grammophon

D 112075, 1995.

Götze, Wilibald. Liner notes. LP. Deutsche Grammophon 35961, n.d.

Layton, Robert. Sibelius. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1965.

Rabb, Bernard. Liner notes. Columbia MS 6731, n.d.

Steinburg, Michael. The Concerto: A Listener's Guide. New York: Oxford University Press,1998.

Tawastastjerna, Erik. Sibelius. Robert Layton, trans. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1986.

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Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

Clarinet Concerto

Banfield, Stephen. Gerald Finzi: An English Composer. Boston: Faber and Faber, 1998.

Burn, Andrew. "Gerald Finzi and the Finzi Trust." 1994. 2 October 2001


Layton, Robert, ed. A Companion to the Concerto. New York: Schirmer Books, 1989.

McVeagh, Diana. "Gerald (Raphael) Finzi." Grove Music Online. Ed. L. Macey.

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McVeagh, Diana. Liner notes. Nimbus Records D 108492, 1987.

Shackleton, Nicholas. "Clarinet II: The Clarinet of Western Art Music." Grove Music Online. Ed. L.

Macey. 18 September 2001 <>.

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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture

Anonymous. Liner notes. RCA VICS-1197, 1956.

Anonymous. Liner notes. Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. LP. CBS MG 33270, 1975.

Abraham, Gerald. Tchaikovsky. London: Duckworth, 1944.

Becker, Heinz. Liner notes. Deutsche Grammophon 139029, n. d.

Brown, David. Tchaikovsky. New York: Norton, 1978.

Freed, Richard. Liner notes. Romeo and Juliet' Overture-Fantasy after Shakespeare. LP. Turnabout

QTV-S 34554, 1974.

Golding, Robin. Liner Notes. London. LP. STS 15472, 1978.

Kohlhase, Thomas. Liner notes. Romeo and Juliet, J. Coombs, trans. CD. Deutsche Grammophon

410873-2, 1983.

Rees, C. B. Liner notes. LP. Seraphim S-60023, n. d.

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Program notes by Linda Mack. Copyright 2001.
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