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Beethoven and Bates

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:30 PM MDT

Online broadcast at svmusicfestival.org

Alasdair Neale, Music Director

Note: this concert broadcast is no longer available to watch, but information such as repertoire and program notes are still available below. All 2020 Summer Season concert broadcasts were available for viewing live during the scheduled concert date and time only (not on demand).


Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, “Spring”

Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Juliana Athayde, Violin
Orion Weiss, Piano




Mason Bates, Electronica
Shawn Weil, Violin
Ian Ding, Percussion

Beethoven and Bates program notes

In his youth, Beethoven considered it his business to master not only the larger issues of craft—such as harmony, counterpoint, and form—but to master each medium and genre as a distinct kind of piece. All these endeavors were founded on intensive study of the past. In general, what Beethoven did when he was gearing up as an artist was to decide what composer was the best model for a given kind of piece or medium and use that as his primary model. ...

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2020 digital program book

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Online broadcast at svmusicfestival.org