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Toronto : music education

File consists of Carl Morey's draft article "Musical education in nineteenth-century Toronto," which was published in Taking a stand: Essays in honour of John Beckwith (University of Toronto Press, 1995).

Contemporary music ensemble

File consists of the program and recording from the event.
Event tracks:

  • Mother's apple pie / Marjan Mozetich (Marjan Mozetich, piano)
  • G A S / John Beckwith (University of Toronto Concert Choir)
  • Piece for trombone / John Cage (John Dowden, trombone)
  • Prospects / Alex Pauk (unidentified performers).

[Untitled concert]

File consists of the program and recording from the event.
Performers: Robert Aitken, flute ; Melvin Berman, oboe ; Ezra Schabas, clarinet ; George Stimpson, horn ; William Philips, trumpet ; Kenneth Knowles, trombone ; Robin Engelman, John Wyre, percussion ; Victor Martin, violin ; Kathy Wunder, viola ; Vladimir Orloff, cello ; John Beckwith, harpsichord, piano ; John Hawkins, Eugene Plawutsky, piano ; Harvey Sachs, conductor.
Event tracks:

  • Concerto for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola and piano : op. 24 / Webern
  • Sonata for two pianos / Stravinsky
  • Trio sonata in G major : BWV 1039 / Bach
  • Sonata for two pianos and percussion / Bartok.

New Music Concerts : [Guest composer David Bedford]

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Event details :

  • Solstices / Gilles Tremblay (Robert Aitken, flute ; Stanley McCartney, clarinet ; Eugene Rittich, horn ; Thomas Monahan, double bass ; John Wyre, Robin Engelman, percussion)
  • Spillihpnerak / David Bedford (Paul Armin, viola)
  • Taking a stand / John Beckwith (Canadian Brass)
  • Pentomino ; With 100 Kazoos (premiere) / David Bedford (Pentomino : Toronto Winds ; With 100 Kazoos : Robert Aitken, flute ; Melvin Berman, oboe ; Stanley McCartney, clarinet ; Howard Knopf, bass clarinet ; Graeme Page, horn ; Fred Mills, trumpet ; Eugene Watts, trombone ; Victor Martin, Fujiko Adaman, violins ; Paul Armin, viola ; Bill Findlay, cello ; Thomas Monahan, double bass ; David Bedford, conductor)

Contemporary music and ethnomusicology : concert and discussion

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : various
Event details :

  • Floating Cloud for Small Orchestra / Liang Min-yueh
  • Sinfonía India / Carlos Chávez (University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ; Victor Feldbrill, conductor)
  • First Rhapsody for Violin and Piano / Béla Bartók (Lorand Fenyves, violin ; Pierre Souvairan, piano)
  • Dahomey Suite for Oboe and Piano / Mieczyslaw Kolinski (Barbara Bolte, oboe ; Charles Foreman, piano)
  • Yün / Chou Wen-chung (Peg Rannem, flute ; Richard Thomson, clarinet ; Kathy Husband, bassoon ; Norah Fraser, horn ; Tim Watson, trumpet ; Rick Carswell, trombone ; Allen Beard, Jerry Ronson, percussion ; Lawrence Brown, piano ; John Beckwith, conductor)
  • To the lands Over Yonder : Eskimo Hunting Song / John Weinzweig
  • Miniwanka / R. Murray Schafer
  • Five Songs of the Newfoundland Outports. Si j'avais le bateau / Harry Somers (University of Toronto Concert Choir ; Lloyd Bradshaw, conductor)

Thursday scholarship concert : An evening of music from Canada's first half century

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Godfrey, Ridout, Master of Ceremonies ; John Beckwith, conductor
Event details :

  • O Canada / Calixa Lavallée (Rosemarie Landry, soprano)
  • Sounds of the 19th century including compositions by: Stephen Codman, Wm. Horatio Clarke, Byron Tapley, E.H. Ridout, J.C. Brauneis and Herbert L. Clarke (Stephen Chenette, trumpet ; Susan Chennette, piano ; John Keane, tenor ; Elaine Keillor, piano ; Penny Speedie, soprano)
  • Whose brother am I? / arr. Leo Smith (John Keane, tenor ; Walter Buczynski, piano)
  • Nadu-Na du du / arr. Ernest MacMillan (Penny Speedie, soprano ; Walter Buczynski, piano)
  • Six bergerettes du bas Canada / Ernest MacMillan (Rosemarie Landry, soprano ; Penny Speedie, soprano ; John Keane, tenor ; Elizabeth Volpe, harp ; Barbara Bolte, oboe ; Stephen Dann, viola ; Geneviève La Rue, cello ; John Beckwith, conductor)
  • Prelude : op. 59, no. 1 / W. O. Forsyth (Elaine Keillor, piano) ; First mazurka : op. 13, no. 1 / Clarence Lucas (Elaine Keillor, piano)
  • Valse impromptu : op. 44 / Clarence Lucas (Elaine Keillor, piano)
  • Tintamarre / J. Humphrey Anger (Elaine Keillor, piano)
  • Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano / Alexis Constant (Barbara McDougall, violin ; Jose Shapero, cello ; Walter Buczynski, piano)

Music for flutes by flutists

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Penny Clarke, flute ; Fiona Wilkinson, flute ; Elizabeth McBurney, flute ; Dodie Layton, flute ; Ann Keefer, flute ; Sharon Tuttle, keyboard ; Constance Stewart, piano ; Robert Aitken, flute
Event details :

  • Concerto no. 1 for five transverse flutes : op. 15 / Joseph Bodin de Boismortier [with introductory remarks]
  • Duo no. 3 : op. 2 / Johann Joachim Quantz [with introductory remarks]
  • Suite in e minor : op. 2, no. 4, allemande, gavotte, and branle de village / Jacques Hotteterre, le Romain
  • The grand trio : op. 90, scherzo / Friedrich Kuhlau [with introductory remarks] -- Brief remarks by Mr. Sidney Fisher, introduced by John Beckwith, Dean, Faculty of Music
  • Andante pastoral et scherzettino / Paul Taffanel [with introductory remarks]
  • Grand quatuor de concert in f-sharp minor : op. 46 / Eugene Walkiers [with introductory remarks]

Memorial tribute to Arnold Maria Walter (1902-1973)

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in a concert hall in the Edward Johnson Building.
Event details :

  • Agnus Dei / Morley (vocal ensemble directed by Douglas Bodle)
  • Two chorale preludes : Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier ; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme / Johann Ludwig Krebs (Stephen Chenette, trumpet ; Douglas Bodle, organ)
  • Tribute by John Beckwith, Dean, Faculty of Music
  • Larghetto from quintett : K. 581 / Mozart (Howard Knopf, clarinet ; Loran Fenyves, Victor Martin, violins ; Kathryn Wunder, viola ; Vladimir Orloff, cello)
  • Die zwei blauen Augen, from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen / Mahler (Jeannette Zarou, soprano ; John Coveart, piano)

University of Toronto Concert Choir and University Singers

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : University of Toronto Concert Choir ; University of Toronto University Singers ; Charles Heffernan, conductor
Event details :

  • Psalm 66 / Hans Leo Hassler
  • Benedictus / Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Nun danket alle Gott / Pachelbel (Concert Choir ; Christopher Morrison, Howard Baer, trumpets ; Cameron Walter, Wayne Parker, trombones ; Naomi Oliphant, harpsichord)
  • Te Deum / Verdi (University Singers and Concert Choir ; Janice Malinsky, soprano ; Bruce McGregor, trumpet ; Naomi Oliphant, piano)
  • Concert choir : gas! / John Beckwith
  • French choruses from The lark / Leonard Bernstein (Carolyn Martin, soprano ; Rick Cunningham, countertenor)
  • Two Canadian folk songs / arr. Keith Bissell (Cheryl Lichter, soprano ; Lorelyn Horsburgh, alto ; Mark Dubois, tenor)
  • Love song waltzes : op. 52 / Brahms (Shirley Madden, soprano ; Lee Willingham, tenor ; Naomi Oliphant, Derek Bate, pianos)

New works by student writers and composers at the University of Toronto

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Event details :

  • Introductory remarks by John Beckwith
  • Sweet also / John Torcello (Coleen Farrier, piano)
  • Syringe / James Carswell (Joann Crook, clarinet)
  • Septet / John Mgandu (Lisa Siimes flute ; Brad Bowes, clarinet ; Elizabeth Brickenden, bassoon ; Patricia Russell, horn ; Abigail Evans, violin ; Pamela Inkman, viola ; Peter Rapson, cello ; Dennis Patrick, conductor)
  • Readings by Debra Zina Black and Clark Miller, introduced by Adele Wiseman, writer-in-residence, University of Toronto
  • Woodwind Trio / Patricia Magahay (Eileen Fawcett, flute ; Daniel Sutherland, clarinet ; Stephen Mosher, bassoon)
  • Readings by Marlene Gold and Avi Similas
  • Quartet for flute and three violoncellos / Tom Nichol (Robert Bick, flute ; Lyndamae Harris, Carol Higa, Martin Shaver, cellos)
  • Nonet for brass, piano, and percussion / Gordon Fleming (Kerry McShane, piano ; Ron Hesketh, percussion ; Howard Baer, Paul Woodford, trumpets ; Gary Pattison, Elizabeth Bowes, french horns ; Rob Mee, Howard Lee, trombones ; Doug Manning, tuba ; Stephen Chenette, conductor)

The University of Toronto Concert Band

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : The University of Toronto Concert Band
Event details :

  • Music for Prague / Karel Husa
  • Um Mitternacht / Gustav Mahler
  • Pentatonia / Tibor Polgar
  • Elastic band studies / John Beckwith
  • Variations for concert band / Gary Kulesha
  • Little march for small band / Christopher Weait (Cameron Walter, conductor)
  • Scherzo Alla Marcia for wind instruments / Ralph Vaughan Williams (Cameron Walter, conductor)
  • Solemn overture : op. 72 / Reinhold Gliere

Louis Moyse [and] Nicholas Fiore

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Louis Moyse, flute ; Nicholas Fiore, flute ; Stefan Gyarto, piano ; John Beckwith, harpsichord ; Genevieve La Rue, cello ; Janice Lindskoog, harp
Event details :

  • Trio sonata in G major : BWV 1039 for two flutes and continuo / J. S. Bach
  • Divertimento for two flutes / Josef Wagner
  • Six little pieces for two flutes and piano / Louis Moyse
  • Trio of the young Ishmalites for two flutes and harp / Berlioz
  • Five pieces for flute duet / John Beckwith
  • Sonata for flute and piano / Louis Moyse

Songs of George Gershwin

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Gustav Ciamaga, piano, speaker ; Carol Essex, soprano ; John Beckwith, piano
Event details :

  • Lecture recital with performances of the following George Gershwin songs : The half of it
  • Dearie' blues
  • But not for me
  • I got rhythm
  • The man I love
  • It ain't necessarily so
  • Summertime
  • Swanee
  • Do it again
  • Lady
  • Be good
  • Wonderful
  • Who Cares?
  • Strike up the band

William Aide, piano

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : William Aide, piano
Event details :

  • Track 1 [with introduction by John Beckwith]
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • La Campanella / Liszt
  • Etude : op. 25, no. 11 (Winter Wind) / Chopin

Orford String Quartet CBC-FM dub

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Orford String Quartet
Event details :

  • String quartet no. 17 in B-flat major : K. 458, La chasse / W.A. Mozart
  • String quartet / John Beckwith (premiere)
  • String quartet no. 14 in D minor. Part 1 / F. Schubert
  • String quartet no. 14 in D minor. Part 2 / F. Schubert

Case study, a multipurpose quintet

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Robert A. Venables and Norman Garcia, trumpets ; Geoffrey Leader, French horn ; Susan Dustan, trombone ; Sal Fratia, tuba ; Dianne Aitken, and Joanne Geerling, flutes ; Marie Bérard, violin ; David Wadley, viola ; Paul Widner, cello ; Doug Watson, soprano saxophone ; Wendy Rothwell, alto saxophone ; Jean Ducharme, tenor saxophone ; Brian Crone, baritone saxophone ; David Longenecker, double bass
Event details :

  • Case study, a multipurpose quintet. Quintet 1 / John Beckwith (Robert A. Venables and Norman Grace, trumpets ; Geoffrey Leader, French horn ; Susan Dustan, trombone ; Sal Fratia, tuba)
  • Case study, a multipurpose quintet. Quintet 2 / John Beckwith (Dianne Aitken and Joanne Geering, flutes ; Marie Bérard, violin ; David Wadley, viola ; Paul Widner, cello)
  • Case study, a multipurpose quintet. Quintet 3 / John Beckwith (Doug Watson, soprano saxophone ; Wendy Rothwell, alto saxophone ; Jean Ducharme, tenor saxophone ; Brian Crone, baritone saxophone ; David Longenecker, double bass)

The University of Toronto Concert Band

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : Martha Collins, soprano ; Stephen Chenette, conductor ; The University of Toronto Concert Band
Event details :

  • Echospace / Gil Trythall
  • Elastic band studies / John Beckwith
  • Fantasia for concert band / J. Scott Irvine
  • Lincolnshire Posy / Percy Grainger
  • Three Japanese dances / Bernard Rogers (Martha Collins, soprano)
  • Round dance / John Weinzweig (trans. Howard Cable)
  • Batuque / Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez (trans. Richard L. Wolfson)
  • Suite of old American dances / Robert Russell Bennett

Faculty artists composers' concert

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Nancy Mathis, violin ; Walter Buczynski, piano ; James McLean, tenor ; Gianetta Baril, harp ; Patricia Creighton, flute and piccolo ; Paul Grice, bass clarinet ; Harcus Hennigar, horn ; Marc Widner, piano ; Dominique Laplante, violin ; Ronald Hay, viola ; Dorothy Lawson, cello ; Peter Jones, bass ; Robin Engelman, conductor ; Dianne Aitken, flute ; Marie Berard, violin ; Jean Ducharme, tenor saxophone ; Geoffrey Leader, horn ; Paul Widner, cello ; Leslie Kinton, piano ; James Anagnoson, piano ; Hamis Gordon, oboe ; Donald Ross, clarinet ; Donald Shore, bassoon ; Michael White, trumpet ; Paul Prefontaine, violin ; Denis Beliveau, violin ; Ronald Hay, viola ; Beverly Spotton, viola ; Helen Kopec, cello ; Peter Jones, double bass ; John Hawkins, conductor
Event details :

  • Sonata for Violin and Piano / Walter Buczynski (Nancy Mathis, violin; Walter Buczynski, piano)
  • Three songs for tenor and harp / John Hawkins (James McLean, tenor; Gianetta Baril, harp)
  • Concertino / Edward Laufer (Patricia Creighton, flute and piccolo ; Paul Grice, bass clarinet ; Harcus Hennigar, horn ; Marc Widner, piano ; Dominique Laplante, violin ; Ronald Hay, viola ; Dorothy Lawson, cello ; Peter Jones, bass ; Robin Engelman, conductor)
  • Case study / John Beckwith (Dianne Aitken, flute ; Marie Berard, violin ; Jean Ducharme, tenor saxophone ; Geoffrey Leader, horn ; Paul Widner, cello)
  • Canadiana for two pianos / Lothar Klein (Leslie Kinton, piano ; James Anagnoson, piano)
  • Concerto for 14 instruments / Talivaldis Kenins (Patricia Creighton, flute ; Hamish Gordon, oboe ; Donald Ross ; clarinet ; Donald Shore, bassoon ; Geoffery Leader, French horn ; Michael White, trumpet ; Paule Prefontaine, Marie Brerard, Denis Beliveau, violins ; Ronald Hay, Beverly Spotton, violas ; Helen Kopec, Paul Widner, cellos ; Peter Jones, double bass ; John Hawkins, conductor)

Onemanshow

File contains posters for Music Gallery event and a typescript of the description. File also contains: Udo's memorybank: "index of inputs," including sketches, and photocopy with playing-card pagination; Sixty cycles, including program, a copy of typed letter inviting contributions, and sketches for tape work in ink; Nonologue, including a copy of typed invitation letter, album of responses with address labels and stamps, and correspondence from Dick Higgins, Mary Ashley, Don Druick, Pauline Oliveros, Jackson Mac Low, John Beckwith, Robert Ashley, Graham Coughtry, and Nobuo Kubota; Tokens of thanks, including a draft and a copy of typescript. File also contains 4 albums of small black and white photos, mostly self-portraits, often double-exposed, and "36 questions with 36 responses" (typescript).

Correspondence with composers and performers, mainly of the 1960s avant-garde

File contains correspondence with: Frances (James) Adaskin, Murray Adaskin, Bill Aide, Anne Aitchison, Istvan Anhalt, Robert and Mary Ashley, Stanley Lunetta, Larry Austin (Source magazine), John Beckwith, Michael van Biel, George Caccioppo, Barney Childs, Oliver Daniel, Marvin Duchow, Judith Dunn, Morton Feldman, Dick Higgins, Harold Henderson, Otto Joachim, Burton Kaplan, Karl Kohn, Ernst Krenek, Brian Longworth (student composer at McGill), Alvin Lucier, William Maraldo, Edward Miller, John Mills-Cockell, Gordon Mumma, Roger Reynolds, Gardner Read, Raymond Rendall, George Rochberg, Donald Scavarda, Murray Schafer, Harry Somers, Bertram Turetzky, Aurelio de la Vega, Raymond Wilding-White, Eugene Wilson, and Klaus van Wrochem.

Serge Garant biography

File contains typescript of Draft II, including 2 versions of conclusion: 113 1; Photocopies of music examples: 20 + 2 + 18 1; and, correspondence with Ron Schoeffel, John Beckwith, Garant, and Keith MacMillan.

A celebration of Faculty of Music composers

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Women's Chamber Choir ; Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist ; MacMillan Singers ; David Fallis, conductor ; Trevor Dearham, assistant conductor ; Lara Dodds-Eden, collaborative pianist
Event tracks :

  • If My Voice Departs / Shireen Abu-Khader (Ineza Mugisha, soloist)
  • How the Blossoms are Falling / Ramona Luengen
  • Birdsong / Paul Read (Sierra Ward-Bond and Alyssa Meyerwitz, soloists)
  • One Sister Have I in Our House / Larysa Kuzmenko
  • Psalm Trilogy / Srul Irving Glick (Claire Latosinsky, Olivia Spahn-Vieira, Roanna Kitchen, Heeyun Lee, Abigail Kirton, Abigail Sinclair and Shelley Mayer, soloists ; with Members of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra)
  • Ikan Kekek / Tracy Wong (Roanna Kitchen, soloist ; Breanne Dharmai and Emily Harris, hand drums)
  • Blanche comme la neige / arr. Ernest MacMillan (Dante Santone, Lutzen Riedstra, Derrell Woods, Christian Umipig, soloists)
  • I Sing / Matthew Emery (Trevor Dearham, conductor ; Aleh Remezau, oboe)
  • Psalm 1, from "Harp of David" / John Beckwith (Gabrielle Turgeon, Olivia Guselle, Emily Rocha, Jeremy Tingle, Kai Leung, soloists)
  • Come lovely and soothing death / James Rolfe
  • Encroachment / Tristan Zaba (Rachel Allen, Kristian Lo, soloists)
  • Night music / Derek Holman (Autumn Zhao, Mara Bowman, soloists ; with Members of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra).

Composers :

  • Abu-Khader, Shireen, 1972-
  • Luengen, Ramona Maria,1960-
  • Read, Paul, 1948-
  • Kuzmenko, Larysa
  • Glick, Srul Irving, 1934-2002
  • Wong, Tracy, 1983-
  • MacMillan, Ernest, Sir, 1893-1973
  • Emery, Matthew, 1991-
  • Beckwith, John
  • Rolfe, James, 1961-
  • Zaba, Tristan, 1995-
  • Holman, Derek, 1931-

Starting from porcupine

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : William Aide, lecturer and pianist

Event tracks :

  • B flat Concerto, opening bars / Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Concerto, 3rd movement and conclusion / Aram Khachaturian
  • Étude in C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4 / Frédéric Chopin
  • Mit deinen blauen Augen / Richard Strauss (Catherine Robbin, mezzo-soprano)
  • Ballade des femmes de Paris / Claude Debussy (Rosemarie Landry, soprano)
  • Ich liebe dich / Edvard Grieg (Elisabeth Söderström, soprano)
  • Poem: 'Quatrième Prélude' (from Massenet's Elegy)
  • Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir / Claude Debussy
  • Maria / Leonard Bernstein (Mark DuBois, tenor)
  • O purple finch / John Beckwith (Doug MacNaughton, baritone)
  • Poem: Concertos in F minor, E flat
  • Concerto in E flat, conclusion / Franz Liszt.

Canadian art song project : paint me a song

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano ; Christopher Enns, tenor ; Steven Philcox, piano
Event tracks :

  • Dear Theo. The Red Vineyard ; I Found a Woman ; Little One ; The Man I Have to Paint ; When I'm at Work ; Already Broken ; Souvenir / Ben Moore
  • Four Short Songs. Song ; Table ; Why? ; Earth / John Beckwith
  • Miss Carr in Seven Scenes. Oh, These Mountains! ; A Glimpse of God ; Rhythm and Space ; (Letters: Reams of Horrid Letters ; Mr. Hatch Wrote ; Compliments, Hanna Lund) ; A Movement Floating Up ; I'm Just Whizzy! ; Uncovered / Jeffrey Ryan.

Composers :

  • Moore, Ben, 1960-
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Ryan, Jeffrey

University of Toronto concert orchestra

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : University of Toronto Concert Orchestra Bryan Holt, conductor
Event tracks :

  • Wohltemperierte Klavier, 2. T. Nr. 24. Praeludium / Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Leopold Stokowski
  • Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 4, op. 18, no. 4, C minor. Allegro, ma non tanto / Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Paul Widner and Bryan Holt
  • Ungarische Tänze. Nr. 5 / Johannes Brahms, arr. Adam Carse
  • Variations for String Orchestra / John Beckwith
  • Simple symphony. Boisterous bourrée ; Playful pizzicato ; Sentimental saraband ; Frolicsome finale / Benjamin Britten.

Composers :

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
  • Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
  • Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
  • Carse, Adam, 1878-1958
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976

A 90th celebration of John Beckwith

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Event tracks :

  • Introductory Remarks (Prof. Robin Elliott, Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music)
  • A Game of Bowls / John Beckwith (Yang Chen, Kevin Mulligan, Jonny Smith, percussion)
  • Follow Me / John Beckwith (Peter Stoll, clarinet and Adam Zukiewicz, piano)
  • Stacey. At the Day of Judgment, God will say ; Okay, God, say what you like ; Once it seemed almost violent, this music ; I used to think there would be a blinding flash of light / John Beckwith (Monica Whicher, soprano and Steven Philcox, piano)
  • J'ai perdu mon amant / arr. John Beckwith (Monica Whicher, soprano and Steven Philcox, piano).

Follow us

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Peter Stoll, clarinet ; Adam Piotr Żukiewicz, piano.
Event tracks :

  • "Arpeggione" Sonata / Franz Schubert, arr. J. Brymer
  • Follow Me (2013) / John Beckwith
  • Sonata No.1, Op.105 / Robert Schumann, arr. Stephan Korody-Kreutzer.

Composers :

  • Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856

The Macmillan Theatre : fifty operatic years

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Artists of University of Toronto Opera ; Michael Albano, Resident Stage Director ; Sandra Horst, Director of Musical Studies ; Sandra Horst, Andrea Grant and Hyejin Kwon, pianists
Event tracks :

  • Albert Herring. Albert the Good / Benjamin Britten
  • Nozze di Figaro. Riconosci in questo amplesso / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Gianni Schicchi. Firenze è come un albero fiorito ; O mio babbino caro / Giacomo Puccini
  • The Crucible. John, I knew you'd come back / Robert Ward
  • L'Étoile. Quand on veut ranimer sa belle / Emmanuel Chabrier
  • Paul Bunyan. Whether the Sun Shine / Benjamin Britten
  • Taptoo! Exiles are We / John Beckwith
  • Così fan tutte. Alla bella Despinetta / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Don Giovanni. Là ci darem la mano / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Lucia di Lammermoor. Chi mi frena in tal momento / Gaetano Donizetti
  • Candide. Make our Garden Grow / Leonard Bernstein.

Composers :

  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
  • Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
  • Ward, Robert, 1917-2013
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel, 1841-1894
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848
  • Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

Music for St Cecilia day

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Lorna MacDonald, soprano ; Susan Hoeppner, flute ; Steven Philcox, piano ; Peter Stoll, clarinet.
Event tracks :

  • Aria "Dieu du bonheur" from Le trompeur trompé / Pierre Gaveux
  • Frauenliebe und Leben, Lyrisches Intermezzo / Franz Lachner
  • Deux Poèmes de Ronsard (Rossignol, mon mignon; Ciel, aer, et vens) / Albert Roussel
  • La Capinera / Julius Benedict
  • Daisy's Aria from Shivaree / John Beckwith
  • Five Sea Songs from Newfoundland / Donald F. Cook.

Composers :

  • Gaveaux, Pierre, 1760-1825
  • Lachner, Franz, 1803-1890
  • Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937
  • Benedict, Julius, 1804-1885
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-

Toronto and the War of 1812

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : John Beckwith ; Singers from the Toronto Operetta Theatre.
Event tracks :

  • A presentation on the documentary ballad opera, Taptoo!, by James Reaney and John Beckwith, to coincide with the bicentenary of the War of 1812. Composer John Beckwith introduces the work with illustrations by singers from the Toronto Operetta Theatre.

Gamut ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : gamUT Ensemble Norbert Palej, director ; Ivan Barbotin, assistant conductor ; Noam Lomish, coposer-in-residence ; Vinko Globokar, distinguished visitor in composition ; David Schotzko, percussion ; Irvin Chow, dancer ; Sung-Ah Choi, dancer ; Michelle Zetts, dancer ; Angela Blumberg, choreography ; Saman Shahi, conductor ; Greg Harrison, drum set.
Event tracks :

  • Corporel / Vinko Globokar
  • Seven romances on verses by Alexander Blok / Dimitri Shostakovich
  • Echoes of thiele / John Beckwith
  • Les citations / Henir Dutilleux
  • La ronde / Globokar
  • Discom.Mimifority.Sincertcy (...perpetual immnersion in being...) / Mitch Renaud
  • The nagila mayster / Noam Lemish

Composers :

  • Globokar, Vinko, 1934-
  • Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich, 1906-1975
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Dutilleux, Henri, 1916-
  • Globokar, Vinko, 1934-
  • Renaud, Mitch
  • Lemish, Noam

Gamut ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : gamUT ensemble ; Norbert Palej, director ; Constantine Caravassilis, assistant conductor ; Adam Scime, composer-in-residence.
Event tracks :

  • Five lyrics of the Tang Dynasty / Beckwith
  • Trio for oboe, harp and percussion / Bacewcz
  • Lachrymae / Britten
  • Paganini variations / Lutoslawski
  • Symphony no. 4 / Ustvolskaya
  • After the riot. Three short movements for flute, double bass and piano
  • Vajra / Jonathan Harvey.

Composers :

  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Bacewicz, Grazyna, 1909-1969
  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
  • Lutoslawski, Witold, 1913-1994
  • Ustvol`skai, Galina Ivanovna, 1919-2006
  • Scime, Adam
  • Harvey, Jonathan, 1939-

University of Toronto wind ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : University of Toronto Wind Ensemble ; Gillian Mackay, conductor
Event tracks:

  • Three brass rings / Beckwith, John
  • Harvest hymn / Grainger, Percy
  • Theme and variations op. 43a / Schoenberg, Arnold
  • The solitary dancer / Benson, Warren
  • Adagio para orquesta de instrumentos de viento / Rodrigo, Joaquin
  • Baron Cimetiere's mambo / Grantham, Donald

St. Patrick's music

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : The Aldeburgh connection ; Virginia Hatfield, soprano ; Anita Krause, mezzo ; Michael Colvin, tenor ; Alexander Dobson, baritone ; Stephen Ralls, piano ; Bruce Ubukata, piano ; Mark Fewer, violin ; Simon Fryer, cello ; Janice Lindskoog, Irish harp.
Event tracks :

  • The lake isle of Innisfree / Healey Willan
  • St. Ita's vision / Samuel Barber
  • The star of the county down / arr. Herbert Hughes
  • The last rose of summer / arr. Benjamin Britten
  • The lover's curse / arr. Herbert Hughes
  • Two Venetian songs, op. 25, 17 and 18 / Robert Schumann
  • La belle voyageuse - Légende Irlandaise / Hector Berlioz
  • Widow Machree / Samuel Lover
  • Capriccio / Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Down by the salley gardens / Ivor Gurney
  • I hear an army / Samuel Barber
  • Nuvoletta / Samuel Barber
  • The red-haired man's wife / arr. Hughes
  • The bard of Armagh / arr. Hughes
  • Sing, sing, music was given / arr. John Beckwith
  • Sweet power of song ; let brain-spinning swains ; dermot and Shelagh ; the wandering minstrel ; the pulse of an Irishman / arr. Beethoven
  • The harp that once through Tara's halls ; Erin! Oh Erin! / arr. Beckwith

Composers :

  • Willan, Healey, 1880-1968
  • Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981
  • Hughes, Herbert, 1882-1937
  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
  • Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
  • Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869
  • Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868
  • Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900
  • Gurney, Ivor, 1890-1937
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

Taptoo! : a symposium

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at Walter Hall.
Performers : Joh Beckwith, composer ; Michael Albano, stage director ; Sandra Horst, conductor ; University of Toronto Opera Division, Laura Albino ; Helene Couture ; Jon Paul Decosse, Tyrsa Gawrachynsky ; Matthew Leigh ; Peter McGillivray ; Eve Rachel McLeod ; Jason Nedecky ; Steven Sherwood ; Giles Tomkins ; Katherine Whyte
Event tracks :

  • Disscussion and excerpts from Taptoo!

Composers :

  • Beckwith, John, 1927-

Great young Canadian singers

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at Walter Hall.
Performers : University of Toronto Voice Studies students, (Laur Albino ; Allison Bent ;Susan Black ; Trevor Bowes ; Melinda Delorme ; Lisa Di Maria ; Amy Dodington ; Stephen Erickson ; Tonya Leah Gordon ; Wayne Gwillim ; Iain Macpherson ; Michael McBride ; Eve Rachel McLeod ; Kristen Mueller ; Liliana Piazza ; Giles Tomkins ; Jordan A. Travis ; Jillian Yemen) ; Mia Bach, piano ; Gergely Szokalay, piano ; George Brough, piano ; Lorna MacDonald, head of Voice Studies.
Event tracks :

  • Elijah. Lift thine eyes / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Si mes vers avaient des ailes / Reynaldo Hahn
  • Five lyrics of the T'ang dynasty 1947. On a rainy night / John Beckwith
  • Dido and Aeneas. When I am laid in earth / Henry Purcell
  • Toccata for flute and voice / Harry Freedman
  • Prison / Gabriel Faure
  • Youth and love / Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Nursery. In the corner ; sailor the cat / Modest Mussorgsky
  • La clemenza di Tito. S'altro che lagrime / Mozart
  • Vol d'oiseau dans la matinee / Jean Papineau-Couture
  • Pirates of Penzance. Hail poetry! / Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Danto d'anime / Giacomo Puccini
  • Songs from the distaff muse. Roundelay "love is like the wild-rose briar" / Jean Coulthard
  • Der nussbaum / Robert Schumann
  • Isreal in Egypt. Thou in thy mercy / G.F. Handel
  • Erlkonig / Granz Schubert
  • Scene from the last duel / Gary Kulesha
  • Candide. Make our garden grow / Bernstein.

Composers :

  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
  • Hahn, Reynaldo, 1875-1947
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695
  • Freedman, Harry, 1922-2005
  • Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958
  • Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
  • Papineau-Couture, Jean, 1916-2000
  • Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900
  • Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
  • Coulthard, Jean, 1908-2000
  • Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
  • Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
  • Kulesha, Gary, 1954-
  • Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

Thursday at noon series : illustrated talk : arranging folk music: why? how?

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Lorna MacDonald, soprano ; Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo-soprano ; Darryl Edwards, tenor ; Sarah Hahn, flute ; Aidan Pendleton, viola, violin ; John Beckwith, piano, commentator.
Event tracks :

  • L'habitant de Saint-Roch / Quebec
  • The jolly raftsmann, O / Ontario
  • Peter Emberley / New Brunswick
  • Hanusja / Saskatchewan
  • Mude kehrt ein Wanderer zuruck / Manitoba
  • She's like the swallow / Newfoundland
  • Le roulier / Quebec
  • A la claire fontaine / Quebec.

Percussion ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Robin Engleman, director ; Percussion Ensemble (Jamie Drake ; Lindsay Fitzsimmons ; Devon Fornelli ; Rob Foster ; Michael Gambacurta ; Ian Gibson ; Charlene Jack ; Peter Jones ; Brian Lahaie ; Christa Mercey ; Ainsley McNeaney ; Antti Ohenoja ; Steve Saijkowsky ; Patricia Sautner ; Danny Tones).
Event tracks :

  • Four etudes for six percussionists / Bruce Mather
  • Workout - five pieces for percussion ensemble / John Beckwith
  • Ancient military aires : the closing of the long roll ; Three camps / trad.
  • See the conqu'ring hero comes / Handel
  • The British grenadiers / anon,
  • Chester / Billings
  • U. T. 2001 / Doug Kleinhans
  • The downfall of Paris / M. Ladre
  • Hell on the Wabash / trad.
  • The Mercey Brothers : Uncle Tom / D. Ballard ; D. Chchrane
  • Who wrote the words / T. Carrisse and B. Rawlings
  • Heroes / G. Fjellgaard
  • Down to the river to pray / trad.

Composers :

  • Mather, Bruce, 1939-
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
  • Billings, William, 1746-1800
  • Ballard, Doug

The Aldeburgh Connection : great song marathon : evening

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Lorna Macdonald, soprano ; Norine Burgess, mezzo ; Chatherine Robbin, mezzo Valdine Anderson, soprano ; Giles Tomkins, baritone ; Colin Ainsworth, tenor ; Bruce Ubukata ; Monica Whicher, soprano ; Catherine Robbin, mezzo ; Mary Lou Fallis, soprano.
Event tracks :

  • An die Nacht, op. 68/1 ; Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden, op. 68/2 ; Säusle, liebe Myrthe, op. 68/3 / Richard Strauss.
  • Chansons de Bilitis. La flûte de Pan ; la chevelure ; le tombeau de Naïades / Claude Debussy
  • Liederkreis, op. 39. Waldegespräch ; zwielicht ; frühlingsnacht / Robert Schumann
  • Drei lieder nach Hildegard jone, op. 25. Wie bin ich froh! ; Des Herzens Purpurvogel fliegt duch Nacht ; Sterne, Ihr silbernen Bienen / Anton Webern
  • Lullaby ; sleep ; the fox ; yarmouth fair / Peter Warlock
  • Seven sonnets of Michelangelo. Veggio co' bei vostri occhi ; rendete a gli occhi miei ; s'un casto amor ; spirto ben nato / Benjamin Britten
  • I went to a varvellous party / Noel Coward
  • A man and his flute / John Beckwith
  • My lute, awake / Welford Russell
  • Abschied / Hugo Wolf
  • Mogen!, op. 27/4 / Richard Strauss
  • A Canadian Encore...

Composers :

  • Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949
  • Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918
  • Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
  • Webern, Anton, 1883-1945
  • Warlock, Peter, 1894-1930
  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
  • Coward, Noel, 1899-1973
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Russell, Welford, 1900-1975
  • Wolf, Hugo, 1860-1903

Thursday noon series : twentieth-century music for the oboe

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers: Amy Hamilton, flute (3rd work) ; Keith Atkinson, oboe ; Kent McWilliams, piano.
Event tracks :

  • Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49, for Oboe Solo / Benjamin Britten
  • Arctic Dances for Oboe and Piano (1984) / John Beckwith
  • Trio in A major for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1967) / Madeleine Dring.

Composers :

  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Dring, Madeleine

New music festival : concert 2 and symposium on post modernism and beyond

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers: Concert 2:

  • Vincent Ho, piano ; Scott Si. John, violin; Simon Fryer, cello; Lydia Wong, piano ; Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Scott Sr John, viola; Roman Boots, cello ; Composers choir; Petar Dundjerski, conductor ; Susan Hoeppner, flute; Rob D'Orante, oboe; Peter Stoll, clarinet ; Nadina Jackson, bassoon ; Joan Watson, horn ; Ilya Poletaei piano ; Max Christie, clarinet; William Aide, piano ; Jens Lindemann, trumpet; Scott St. John, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello; John Kruspe, piano. Symposium Panel:
  • Christos Hatzis, John Beckwith, Chris Paul Harman, Paul Steenhuisen ; Chaired by Professor Gustav Ciamaga.
    Event tracks :
  • Concert 2:
  • Three Scenes of Childhood. 1. Playtime 2. An Afternoon Nap 3. The Tantrum / Vincent Ho
  • Trio / David Litke
  • String Trio / Gary Kulesha
  • Kantata "Stabat Mater", third movement "Quam tristis" / Katarina Curcin
  • Sextet / Roger Bergs
  • Special Presentation by the Martin Hunter Foundation
  • Dance, Improvisation and Song / John Hawkins
  • Blue Continuum / John Beckwith. Symposium

Composers :

  • Stark, Brad
  • Patrick, Denis
  • Bender, Joanne
  • Lukman, Lusiana
  • ctmartin
  • Benson, Dylan W.

Percussion ensemble concert

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers: Robin Engelman, Director ; Dylan W. Benson, Ed Reifel, Tim Francom & Ian Gibson, drums ; Michael Gambacurta & Ainsley McNeany, vibraphones ; Charlene Jack, marimba; Christa Mercey, bells ; Colin Webster, solo marimba ; Ursula Zielinski & Katarina Kin, violins ; Peter Ing, viola; Nathan Brock, cello; Lee McPhee. double bass ; Cohn Webster, pot lids Brian Lahaie, mixing bowls ; Dean Pomeroy, wind glasses ; Mika Yoshida, solo marimba ; Dean Pomeroy, steel drums & crotales ; Charlene Jack, steel drums ; Ian Gibson, chimes & cymbals ; Anislee McNeany & Michael ; ambacurta, xylophones & vibraphones ; Ed Reifel, glockenspiel, bongoes & congas ; Julia Cleveland, glockenspiel & marimba.
Event tracks :

  • Take That / William Albright (1972)
  • Isabeau / French Traditional (transcribed by D W. Benson)
  • Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra. Saudacau ; Lamento ; Danca ; Despedida / Ney Rosauro (1986)
  • A Game of Bowls (world premiere) / John Beckwith (1999)
  • Kala / Akira Nishimura (1989).

Composers :

  • Albright, William, 1944-
  • Rosauro, Ney, 1952-
  • Beckwith, John, 1927-
  • Nishimura, Akira, 1953-
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