2007 repertoire report

One of the most asked questions I get from students and audience members is “how many pieces do you play/conduct in a year.” Well, we paid a conducting doctoral student $.50/hour to alphabetize my concert archive for this year now that I’m done– here is the list.

Since the 2007 list spans parts two seasons it’s not surprising that the list is a little unbalanced. Not surprisingly, Mahler and Beethoven seem to be the most featured. I was  sad to see no orchestral music of Debussy, and fewer new pieces than in most years, but 2008 has quite a bit of new music already planned. Pieces I’ve played as a cellist rather than conducted are marked with a VC after the title. 2007 had the least chamber music for me of any year in my life- that’s a terrible trend. Quite a few pieces got done two or three times. I haven’t differentiated here the few pieces that I workshopped or rehearsed without performing or that I taught.

So, for those with way too much time on their hands, the 2007 KW Repertoire Report.

1.       Beethoven- Coriolan Overture
2.       Beethoven- Leonore Overture no. 3
3.       Beethoven arr. Mahler- String Quartet in F Minor Op. 95 “Serioso”
4.       Beethoven- String Trio in G major, op 9 no. 1 VC
5.       Beethoven Symphony no. 1
6.       Beethoven- Symphony No. 5 in C minor
7.       Beethoven- Symphony no. 6 in F Major “Pastoral”
8.       Beethoven Symphony no. 7
9.       Beethoven- Symphony no. 8
10.   Brahms- Academic Festival Overture
11.   Bruckner- Symphony no. 4 in E Flat Major “Romantic”
12.   Chambers, Evan- String Quartet “Three Memories”
13.   Chopin-  Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor
14.   Copland- Quiet City
15.   Debussy- Cello Sonata VC
16.   Dohnanyi- Serenade for String Trio VC
17.   Dvorak- Serenade for Winds
18.   Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
19.   Elgar- Cello Concerto in E Minor VC
20.   Elgar- Symphony no. 1
21.   Elgar- Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), Op. 36
22.   Espinosa- Movement for Strings (World Premiere)
23.   Fauré- Suite from “Pelleas and Melisande”
24.   Glinka- Kamarinskaya
25.   Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
26.   Grieg- Piano Concerto in A Minor
27.   Handel- Messiah (complete)
28.   Haydn- Symphony no. 59 in A Major, “Fire Symphony”
29.   Haydn- Symphony no. 92 “Oxford
30.   Janacek- Pohadka for Cello and Piano VC
31.   Khatchaturian- Violin Concerto
32.   Kodaly- Dances of Galanta
33.   Mahler/ arr. Schoenberg- Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber orchestra version)
34.   Mahler- Symphony No. 1 in D Major
35.   Mahler- Symphony no. 3 in D minor
36.   Mahler- Symphony no. 4 in G major
37.   Mendelssohn- Violin Concerto in E minor
38.   Mozart- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
39.   Mozart- Overture to Marriage of Figaro
40.   Mozart- Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major
41.   Mozart- Impresario Overture
42.   Mozart- Symphony no. 34 in C major
43.   Mozart- Symphony no. 41 in C Major
44.   Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel)- Pictures at an Exhibition
45.   Nielsen- Helios Overture
46.   Poulenc- Sinfonietta
47.   Prokofiev- Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor
48.   Prokofiev- Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major VC
49.   Rachmaninoff- Sonata for Cello and Piano VC
50.   Ravel- Mother Goose Suite
51.   Rossini- Overture to Barber of Seville
52.   Rossini- Cenerentola Overture
53.   Saint-Saens- Cello Concerto in A minor
54.   Saint-Saens- Cello Concerto no. 2 in D minor
55.   Schubert- Symphony no. 4 in C minor “Tragic”
56.   Schubert (arr Mahler/Woods)- Quartet in D minor “Death and the Maiden”
57.   Schumann- Cello Concerto in A minor
58.   Schumann- Symphony no. 3 in E-flat, “Rhenish”
59.   Shostakovich- Festive Overture
60.   Shostakovich- Concerto no. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
61.   Shostakovich- Chamber Symphony op. 73a
62.   Shostakovich- Sonata for Cello and Piano VC
63.   Sibelius- Valse Triste
64.   Straus, R- Cello Sonata VC
65.   Strauss, R- Oboe Concerto
66.   Strauss, R- Romanze for Cello and Orchestra
67.   Strauss, R- Serenade for Winds, op 7
68.   Stravinsky- L’histoire du soldat
69.   Christopher Thomas- Snapshots (world premiere)
70.   Tchaikovsky- Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
71.   Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
72.   Varese- Octandre
73.   Verdi- Il Trovatore
74.   Vivaldi- Four Seasons
75.   Williams- Suite from Star Wars

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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5 comments on “2007 repertoire report”

  1. John

    50 CENTS an hour! That’s 50 cents more an hour then I was ever paid do do something for my supervisor as a doctoral student. So generous! It is quite the impressive list though!

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