Concert excerpt of “Fire Dances from Petite Suite for Harp” (1960) Composer David Watkins
“Solange Renié wanted to keep her young pupil on scales and studies for at least a year. David now acknowledges she was absolutely right to do so, but at the time this frustrated him, so he started to compose. His first composition, Fire Dance, took about half an hour to write, and because he had ‘rattled it out’ in such a short time he felt that surely it could not be any good. In fact, of all his compositions, this is perhaps the one most often played. It was inspired by the music of Paraguay, and as David still says in his recitals, ‘It’s a hot little number.’ ”
From David Watkins: An Intimate Portrait by John Brown

Performed by Catherine Yom Litaker, harp, during Harp Virtuoso, March 3, 2019, Pear Valley Estate Wine, Paso Robles.

Histoire du Tango – “Bordello 1900” Composer Astor Piazzolla
Composer Astor Piazzolla dedicated his life to the promotion and development of the “Tango.” In 1986, Piazzolla attempted to capture the history of the Tango in a Suite of four movements. Here is the first movement, “Bordello 1900,” performed by Juan Antonio Rivera, flute, and Catherine Yom Litaker, harp, during Harp Virtuoso, March 3, 2019, Pear Valley Estate Wine, Paso Robles.

“Concerto for Two Flutes, RV 533,” Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi composed nearly 50 concertos for pairs of soloists, however, this Concerto in C major, RV 533, is the only one which he composed for two flutes.
This concert excerpt features Suzanne Duffy and Carol Houchens, flutes, and Lynne Garrett, piano. Presented during Flutes Delights, February10, 2019, at Cass Vineyard & Winery, Paso Robles.

“Song of the Black Swan” (1917) Composer Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performed by Catherine Yom Litaker, harp, and Hilary Clark, cello, during Harp Virtuoso, March 3, 2019, Pear Valley Estate Wine, Paso Robles.

This concert excerpt below features Suzanne Duffy and Carol Houchens, flutes, and Lynne Garrett, piano. Presented during Flutes Delights, February10, 2019, at Cass Vineyard & Winery, Paso Robles.


 

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