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04/04/2017

A Concert of Early American Music, 1800-1858.

A new ICAMus spring concert program of rare pieces from Pre-Civil War American Music, 1800-1858, takes place in the beautiful Villa Bardini of Florence, Italy, on April 4, 2017. Works by Edward Riley (1769-1829), Benjamin Carr (1768-1831; in America from 1793), Anthony Philip Heinrich (1781-1861), Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). Myung San Ko, soprano; Kyle Sullivan (baritone); Viola Shaula Valerio (flute); Anna Toccafondi (solo piano, piano accompaniment, ensemble direction); a project by Aloma Bardi. This is the first program carried out by ICAMus within the recently-established Affiliation Agreement with the Music Conservatory of Florence.

 

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THE CONCERT VENUE

The ICAMus Early American Music program, in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze takes place on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM in Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy. Built in the early 17th century, Villa Bardini is a celebrated historic palace and museum, showcasing both a permanent collection and temporary exhibits, and is an international attraction thanks to its architecture, garden, park and breathtaking view of the city of Florence. Villa Bardini is the venue where the yearly concert season of the Florence Music Conservatory takes place. The April 4, 2017 ICAMus program marks the inauguration of the Affiliation Agreement between the Center and the Music Conservatory, stipulated to pursue common educational and research projects focusing on American music of the past and the present time.

 

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AT THE ORIGIN OF ART MUSIC IN NORTH AMERICA, 1800-1858

An ICAMus Project by Aloma Bardi

 

CONCERT PROGRAM

 

EDWARD RILEY (1769-1829)

Riley’s Flute melodies (2 vols., 1814-1820; solo flute):

     I,201     Anacreon in Heaven

     I,51       President’s March

     II,1        President Monroe’s Hornpipe

     II,328    America Commerce and Freedom

     I,188     New Orleans Waltz

 

BENJAMIN CARR (1768-1831; in America from 1793)

Rondo in E flat for piano/fortepiano (c. 1800)

Rondo in B for piano/fortepiano (c. 1800)

 

EDWARD RILEY (1769-1829)

Riley’s Flute melodies (2 vols., 1814-1820; solo flute):

     I,288     Yankey Chronology

     I,120     Negro Dance

     I,187     The Celebration March: On the Peace of 1815

     I,201     Anacreon in Heaven

 

ANTHONY PHILIP HEINRICH (1781-1861) 

The Dawning of Music in Kentucky (1820):

     The Musical Bachelor (song; voice [soprano], flute and piano)

     Sensibility (song; 2 voices [soprano, baritone], flute and piano)

     Sensibility’s Child (song; voice [soprano] and piano; new arrangement for soprano, flute and piano)

The Voice of Faithful Love (song - sheet music publ.; in Scrap Book, 1075a-1078; 1832; voice [soprano], flute and piano)

 

STEPHEN COLLINS FOSTER (1826-1864) 

The Social Orchestra (1854):

     Anadolia  (original version, solo flute)

     Irene [see Linger in Blissful Repose] (Author's arrangement for solo flute) 

Linger in Blissful Repose [see Irene] (1858; song - sheet music publ.; Author's arrangement; voice [soprano] and piano; Introduction and Finale: new arrangement for soprano, flute and piano) 

Old Folks Quadrilles: Old Folks at Home; Oh Boys, Carry Me Long; Nelly Bly; Farewell My Lilly Dear; Cane Brake Jig (sheet music publ.; 1853; solo piano) 

The Social Orchestra (1854):

    Old Folks at Home, with variations (Author's arrangement for solo flute)

    Old Folks at Home (song - sheet music publ.; 1851; original version for voice [baritone], chorus [soprano, baritone] and piano) 

 

THE PERFORMER OF HEINRICH AND FOSTER VOCAL PIECES AT VILLA BARDINI, FLORENCE, ON APRIL 4TH, 2017

In the photo below: soprano MYUNG SAN KO. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she is a graduate student at the Conservatory of Music "Luigi Cherubini" of Florence. On the ICAMus Early American Music program, among other pieces, she premières Anthony Philip Heinrich's The Voice of Faithful Love, a lovely, rare 1832 song, recently rediscovered by Aloma Bardi and Viola Shaula Valerio in the Heinrich Collection at the Library of Congress Music Division in Washington, DC. The score was bound in the composer's Scrap Book. Myung San Ko gives what is most likely the first performance of this piece since Heinrich's time (but there is no evidence of any performance ever of the song).

 

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THE PERFORMERS OF 2016 AUDIO RECORDING SESSIONS AT VILLA FAVARD, ROVEZZANO (FLORENCE)

In the photo, from left to right: VIOLA SHAULA VALERIO (ICAMus research scholar and flutist), ANNA TOCCAFONDI (solo piano, piano accompaniment, ensemble direction, professor of piano accompaniment at Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze), KYLE SULLIVAN (baritone, student at Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze), AMELIA BURNS (soprano, student at Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze). The ensemble is here portrayed during the summer 2016 rehearsals and recording sessions of the Early American Music program in Villa Favard, one of the buildings of Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze.

 

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VILLA FAVARD IN ROVEZZANO, FLORENCE, WHERE THE REHERSALS OF THE EARLY AMERICAN MUSIC CONCERT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, AND WHERE THE ICAMus PROGRAM WAS RECORDED IN THE SUMMER OF 2016.

In the photo here below: the Villa, built in the 15th century. It is one of the facilities of the Florentine Music Conservatory, affiliated with ICAMus since October 2016. More innovative projects are in preparation within the Affiliation (Convenzione artistica) that we have established, which are going to have international resonance.

 

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THE COMPOSERS AND THE PIECES FEATURED ON THE ICAMus EARLY AMERICAN MUSIC PROGRAM, 1800-1858.

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CONCERT INFO & RESERVATIONS:

 

VILLA BARDINI

Costa San Giorgio 2, 50125 Firenze

Prenotazione obbligatoria: Ingresso concerto con aperitivo € 8,00

055 20066206

mg.geri@bardinipeyron.it

Parcheggio gratuito al Forte Belvedere

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The garden of Villa Bardini in the spring.

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PLEASE VIEW OUR GALLERIES OF PHOTOS FROM THE APRIL 4, 2017 CONCERT OF EARLY AMERICAN MUSIC IN FLORENCE HERE AND HERE. ALL PHOTOS BY JAE HUN CHOI.