Swiss Accounts 05/21/2006 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Swiss Accounts – Leon Botstein Pacific 231 (1923) – Fred Kirshnit Symphony No. 5, “Di tre re” (1950) – Fred Kirshnit Concerto for cello and orchestra (1965-6) – Peter Laki Nachhall, Op. 70 (1955) – Michael Baumgartner

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Pacific 231 (1923) By Fred Kirshnit Written for the concert Swiss Accounts, performed on May 21, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. “So many, many critics have so minutely described the onrush of my locomotive across the great spaces that it would be inhuman to disabuse them! One of them, confusing Pacific with…

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Symphony No. 5, “Di tre re” (1950) By Fred Kirshnit Written for the concert Swiss Accounts, performed on May 21, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Arthur Honegger was born in 1892 in France of Swiss parents and retained dual citizenship throughout his life. This allowed him to pursue his musical education on…

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Concerto for cello and orchestra (1965-6) By Peter Laki Written for the concert Swiss Accounts, performed on May 21, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Frank Martin was truly Swiss in the way he fused French and German musical sensitivities. One of the first French-speaking composers to respond to Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique, he…

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Nachhall, Op. 70 (1955) By Michael Baumgartner Written for the concert Swiss Accounts, performed on May 21, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The song cycle Nachhall [Echo], Op. 70, first performed at the Tonhalle Zürich on December 6, 1955 with the alto Elsa Cavelti, and under the direction of Erich Schmid, marks…

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