The Musical Club of Hartford Presents: Mark Bailey, Director, Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings
LISTENING FOR COMPOSER INTENT AND PERFORMANCE PRACTICE INSIGHTS IN HISTORICAL RECORDINGS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
Back by popular demand, Mr. Bailey will present recordings from the Collection that feature singers and instrumentalists specifically selected, taught and/or coached by renowned composers in the performance of their own music. Through these recordings, Mr. Bailey will share how we can glean insights into composer intent as well as contemporary performance practices of their time.
"To hear Frederic Lamond, a student of Liszt, perform the famous Liebestraum is revelatory. Or Victor Maurel singing Falstaff, for whom Verdi wrote the role. Or Leopold Auer playing Tchaikovsky, for whom Tchaikovsky wrote his violin concerto. And so on!" (Mark Bailey)