Internationally acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, concertmaster of the world-famous Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), performs on her 1660 Andrea Guarneri violin with duo partner Tamara Friedman playing on her fine replica of a 1780s Johann Andreas Stein fortepiano.
Enjoy selections from two virtuosic works for unaccompanied violin L.-G. Guillemain's Amusement and J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations as well as an idiosyncratic rondo by C.P.E. Bach and duo sonatas by J.C. Bach and the incomparable W.A. Mozart.
From the Amusement pour le violon seul, Op. 18 (1755) Louis-Gabriel Guillemain
From the Six Sonatas for Violin and Fortepiano, Op. 16 (1779) Johann Christian Bach
Allegro con spirito, from Sonata No. 5 in D major
Andante grazioso, from Sonata No. 1 in D major
Selections from the Goldberg Variations, Johann Sebastian Bach
arranged for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 988 (1741)
Rondo No. 2 in C minor for Fortepiano, Wq. 59:4 (1785) Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata No. 15 in A major J Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
for Violin and Fortepiano, K. 526 (1787)
Internationally acclaimed violinist ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK is a long-time concertmaster, leader, and soloist with the San Francisco Bay Areas Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists, and concertmaster of the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany. In Southern California, she has been Artistic Director of the Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival since 2011. She is a member of several accomplished and interesting smaller ensembles, including the Galax Quartet, Ensemble Mirable, Live Oak Baroque, Voices of Music, and Music for Severall Friends. Elizabeth teaches for the Juilliard Historical Performance program, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy, the International Baroque Institute at Longy, and the Valley of the Moon Music Festival.
Elizabeths discography includes some 100 CDs for such labels as Harmonia Mundi USA, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Koch, Naxos, Reference Recordings, and Virgin Veritas. Her 1660 Andrea Guarneri violin is on generous loan to her from the Philharmonia Baroque Period Instrument Trust.
Listen to Elizabeth perform a Dario Castello sonata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G7vJXYlNbE
Pianist TAMARA FRIEDMAN, praised for the depth, wit, and humor of her performances (Seattle Times), attended the Oberlin Conservatory and received her master's degree from the Mannes College of Music (NYC). She has collaborated with such artists as Stanley Ritchie, Jaap Schröder, and Max van Egmond, and appears with violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock as Duo Amadeus. In the Pacific Northwest she has performed on the Seattle Camerata, Allegro Baroque and Beyond, Belle Arte, Early Music Guild, Gallery Concerts, and Mostly Nordic series and for the Governors Chamber Music Festival.
Tamara has been the featured performer in early piano workshops for Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) and the Western Early Keyboard Association, and maintains a private studio in Seattle, where she teaches modern piano and fortepiano on her collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century keyboard instruments, which is on display at SEKM! the Skagit Early Keyboard Museum. She spends her summers in Bath, Maine, where she also has a group of historic pianos and performs on The Kennebec Early Music Festival.
Listen to Tamara perform a Clementi sonata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iIrBWKV1nk and a Brahms Intermezzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIGUT6KfB20
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