School of Schoenfield

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Paul Schoenfield wrote his first composition while he still had his baby teeth, and now at age sixty-two, he's considered an original American composer who mixes classical, jazz and popular music forms- and adds his own twist. A staple in the orchestral and chamber music repertoire, the versatile Schoenfeld also happens to be a math and Hebrew scholar, having lived on a kibbutz in Israel teaching math for some time. One of his best known works is the piano trio Cafe Music, which is full of verve and showmanship, while tonight's selection, Ufaratsta, is derived from his own improvisations based on Jewish folk music. Also tonight, music of Paul Lansky, Nino Rota and John Corigliano.

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Comments [4]

Heidi Kleinbart from Riverdale, NY

Could you provide please, the wonderful South African a capella piece detail -- the performers, CD label et cetera.

Sep. 09 2009 10:15 PM
tMcKnight from manhattan

@ Lisa - You heard the String Quartet #2 by
Heitor Villa-Lobos. thanks for listening

Sep. 08 2009 10:30 PM
Lisa Dove from bklyn

If you don't mind, could you tell me the name and composer of the string quartet playing @8:30-now on Tues., Sept. 8? I tuned in in the midst, and am loving it.
Many thanks,

Sep. 08 2009 08:44 PM
Jenny from New York

The short piece of S. African a capella you just played brought tears to my eyes as I remember this exquisite, unique, and spontaneous music from my home country. Interspersed with all that beautiful Bach you made this evening a quiet celebration in honor of all things lovely to me. How about an example from the Soweto String Quartet one evening (give a listen to the album Zebra Crossing)? Thank you very much. Jenny

Sep. 08 2009 08:20 PM

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