2008 KW Repertoire Report

Last year’s repertoire report generated a surprising amount of conversation, so we’ve decided to repeat the experiment this year. Knowing how much conductors love being asked back for repeat engagements, I nearly invited the same conducting grad student to process the list, this time at depression-era rates of $.20/hour, but there are others among us who need the work. Instead, I asked the former Executive VP of Lehman Brothers to do it for $.10/hour….

Discussion will follow in a separate post. We’ve included all publicly perfmormed works as both cellist and conductor (cello performances are marked with an *). Any piece that has been performed with more than one ensemble or at more than one venue (ie, not including repeats on a subscription series) is marked with a #. In general, we don’t include works I’ve taught, except for those from the Rose City Int’l Conductor’s Workshop, which require a special investment on my part. Works taught there but not otherwise performed in the year are marked wtih a +…

1. Arnold- Piano Trio #  *
2. Barber- Adagio for Strings
3. Beethoven- String Quartet in F major, op 18 no. 1 *
4. Beethoven arr Mahler- Quartet in F minor. op. 95 (“Serioso”)
5. Beethoven- Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70 no. 1 “Ghost”  *
6. Beethoven- Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
7. Beethoven- Symphony no. 2 in D major +
8. Beethoven- Symphony No. 5 in C minor#
9. Bloch- Suite for Cello and Orchestra
10. Bloch- Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
11. Brahms- Clarinet Quintet *
12. Brahms- Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor+
13. Brahms- Double Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello *
14. Brahms- Symphony No. 1 in C minor
15. Brahms- Symphony no. 2 in D major
16. Britten- Simple Symphony
17. Brown– Novara (Welsh Premiere)
18. Chambers- The Tall-Eared Fox and the Wild-Eyed Man (UK Premiere)
19. Copland- Appalachian Spring (13 Instrument Version)m #
20. Copland- Quiet City
21. Debussy- Nuages and Fetes from Three Nocturnes
22. Downie– forms 3 (World Premiere Commission)
23. Dvorak- Serenade for Winds op. 44
24. Dvorak- Husitska Overture
25. Dvorak- Romance for Violin
26. Elgar- Violin Concerto
27. Elgar- Symphony no. 1
28. Gal- Violin Concerto (UK Premiere)
29. Glinka- Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
30. Haydn- Symphony no. 86 in D Major #
31.  Haydn- Symphony no. 101 “The Clock
32. Higdon- Soprano Saxophone Concerto
33. Janacek- Quartet no 2 “Intimate Letters” *
34. Khatchaturian- Sabre Dance
35. Kodaly- Summer Evening
36. Linkola- Two Miniatures for Piano Trio # *
37. Mefano- Interferences (UK Premiere)
38. Mendelssohn- Piano Trio in D minor
39. Mendelssohn- Hebrides Overture
40. Messiaen- Louange a l’eternite de Jesus from
“Quartet from the End of Time” *
41. Mozart/Bach- Adagio and Fugue in D minor for String Trio *
42. Mozart- Piano Quartet in E-flatr Major #  *
43. Mozart- Overture to “Die Zauberflote” #
44. Mozart- Overture to “The Impressario”
45. Mozart- Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola #
46. Mozart- Symphony no. 39 in E-flat
47. Mozart- Symphony no. 40 in G minor
48. Mussorgsky- A Night on Bald Mountain
49. Piston- Sinfonietta
50. Prokofiev- Lt Kije Suite
51. Puccini- Madama Butterfly +
52. Rachmaninoff- Symphony no. 1 in D minor
53. Sawyers- Gale of Life (UK Premiere)
54. Schnittke- String Trio *
55. Schubert- Trio Satz in B-flat
56. Schubert- Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola and Two Cellos
57. Schumann- Genoveva Overture
58. Schumann- Piano Concerto in A minor
59. Schumann- Violin Concerto
60. Schumann- Symphony no. 2 in C major
61. Sibelius- Violin Concerto
62. Sibelius- Symphony no. 2 in D major
63. Sibelius- Symphony no. 5 in E Flat
64. Strauss- Death and Transfiguration
65. Stravinsky- Suite from “The Firebird” (1919 Version)
66. Stravinsky- Octet for Winds +
67. Tchaikovsky- Souvenir de Florence *
68. Tchaikovsky- Andante Cantabile for Cello and Strings*
69. Tchaikovsky- Symphony no. 4 in F minor
70. Thomas- “Primordial Monkey Soup” for Cello Quartet
and Solo Viola (World Premiere) *
71. Vaughan Williams- Overture to “The Wasps”
72. Vaughan Williams- The Lark Ascending
73. Wagner- Overture to Rienzi
74. Wagner- Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
75. Xenakis– Akrata (Welsh Premiere)

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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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