Thursday, April 2, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 4/15/20

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook Live and Youtube:
The APRIL 15, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA/


Check this site for updates & upcoming concerts:
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com 
Streaming on Wednesday MAY 6, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Sonata No.2, 
STEVEN STUCKY Album Leaves - Brendan White- piano

Facebook APRIL 15 event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2920883584661501/


Facebook LIVE stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday APRIL 15, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
Program:
BRENDAN WHITE -piano

PAUL HINDEMITH (German, 1895-1963)
LUDUS TONALIS (1942)

Please scroll down for artist bio.

Ludus Tonalis, a work for solo piano composed in 1942, which bears the subtitle ‘Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization and Piano Playing’, a work in the spirit of Bach’s The Art of Fugue. Ludus Tonalis—which might best be translated as ‘Tonal Game’—consists of twelve fugues, interspersed with interludes, which latter movements, among other things, modulate from the ‘key’ of one fugue to that of the next. The work is begun and ended with a Praeludium and a Postludium respectively, so composed that they are actually the same music—the latter piece is the former, played backwards and upside down. - Robert Matthew Walker

 Ludus Tonalis consists of 25 movements:
  1. Praeludium. Partly in C (mm. 1–32) and partly in F (mm. 34–47)
  2. Fuga prima in C: Triple fugue
  3. Interludium: Romantic improvisation
  4. Fuga secunda in G: Dance in 5
    8
     time
  5. Interludium: Pastorale
  6. Fuga tertia in F: Mirror fugue, where the second half is an exact retrograde of the first, except with voice paddings at their end exits.
  7. Interludium: Folk dance (Gavotte)
  8. Fuga quarta in A: Double fugue
  9. Interludium: Baroque prelude
  10. Fuga quinta in E: Gigue
  11. Interludium: Romantic miniature (Chopin style)
  12. Fuga sexta in ERococo style
  13. Interludium: March
  14. Fuga septima in A: Romantic style
  15. Interludium: Romantic miniature (Brahms style)
  16. Fuga octava in D: Dance in 5
    4
     time (though notated in 4
    4
    )
  17. Interludium: Baroque toccata
  18. Fuga nona in B: Subject transformation fugue
  19. Interludium: Pastorale
  20. Fuga decima in D: Inversion fugue
  21. Interludium: Folk dance (Courante)
  22. Fuga undecima in B (canon): Accompanied canon
  23. Interludium: Romantic waltz
  24. Fuga duodecima in FStretto fugue
  25. Postludium: Retrograde inversion of the Praeludium.
There is a striking symmetry around the center of the cycle (the march).

 More on Ludus Tonalis:
  
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The Glendale Noon Concerts series is presented by Glendale City Church every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm. www.glendalecitychurch.org
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
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ARTIST BIO:

Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Delta Symphony Orchestra, Crown City Symphony, and the Vicente Chamber Orchestra. White’s collaborations in Southern California have included the Mühlfeld Trio, which won the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Speakeasy Society, and Eighteen Squared. He is also a founding member of the Sunset ChamberFest in Los Angeles; www.sunsetchamberfest.com 
Local recital appearances include: Glendale Noon Concerts, Pasadena Presbyterian Music at Noon, Music@Mimoda, Mason Concerts, Emerging Artist Series Recital at Boston Court, Soundwaves series in Santa Monica.

White was born and raised in Tennessee before attending Eastman to study with Thomas Schumacher, and then, the University of Southern California, with Kevin Fitz-Gerald, where he was awarded Outstanding Master’s Graduate of the Thornton School of Music. As a devoted performer of new music, he has worked with notable composers and conductors including Thomas Adès, Donald Crockett, Alan Pierson, Steven Stucky and Jeffrey Milarsky.

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