Caption: Aston Magna Music Festival, Credit: Festival archives
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Aston Magna Music Festival 

Aston Magna Music Festival

From: WGBH Radio Boston
Series: New England Summer Festivals
Length: 59:00

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Classical New England goes to the Berkshires for the Aston Magna Music Festival. Read the full description.

Nesf-aston_magna-photo_from_festival_small The Aston Magna Music Festival specializes in early music, but their concert lineup often ventures well beyond the borders of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. We'll share some of their great performances and talk with Dan Stepner, who's been the Artistic Director for nearly half of the Festival’s 40-year history.

 

Program:

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285

Christopher Krueger, flute; Daniel Stepner, violin; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello

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George Frideric Handel

Il Dellirio Amoroso: Entree & Arietta

Sharon Baker, soprano; Aston Magna festival instrumentalists led by Daniel Stepner

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet No. 13 in D minor, K. 173

Daniel Stepner & Nancy Wilson, violins; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello

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Franz Joseph Haydn

Divertimento in E-flat Major

Daniel Stepner & Nancy Wilson, violins; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello


 

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Piece Description

The Aston Magna Music Festival specializes in early music, but their concert lineup often ventures well beyond the borders of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. We'll share some of their great performances and talk with Dan Stepner, who's been the Artistic Director for nearly half of the Festival’s 40-year history.

 

Program:

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285

Christopher Krueger, flute; Daniel Stepner, violin; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello

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George Frideric Handel

Il Dellirio Amoroso: Entree & Arietta

Sharon Baker, soprano; Aston Magna festival instrumentalists led by Daniel Stepner

----


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet No. 13 in D minor, K. 173

Daniel Stepner & Nancy Wilson, violins; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello

----


Franz Joseph Haydn

Divertimento in E-flat Major

Daniel Stepner & Nancy Wilson, violins; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello


 

Broadcast History

Classical New England

Timing and Cues

Total Time - 59:00, including two internal :60-sec. station breaks (with music beds)

Additional Credits

Ray Brown, host. Cheryl Willoughby, host. With thanks to Dan Stepner at the Aston Magna Music Festival. The Executive Producer, and WGBH’s Managing Director for Classical Services, is Benjamin K. Roe.

Related Website

http://www.wgbh.org/programs/New-England-Summer-Festivals-1502/episodes/Aston-Magna-Music-Festival-34955