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Program 53P
"Chamber Music Palm Beach"

MUSIC: Muczynski, opening of Fragments [Klavier K-11105, track 11] [under the following] [0:52]

You are listening to the opening of Fragments by the American composer Robert Muczynski. It is being performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach, our featured performers on this hour of Compact Discoveries. I'm your guide, Fred Flaxman.

MUSIC: ends

Chamber Music Palm Beach is the ensemble of highly professional musicians who founded the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival in 1992. From its beginning as a summer festival with three performances, the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival's impact and following have grown to such an extent that Chamber Music Palm Beach now presents nine festival concerts during the months of July and August to large and enthusiastic audiences, they started winter concerts in 2004, and they have made several recordings for the Klavier label, which we are going to sample now.

Stay tuned and I'll tell you how you can get tickets to a special luncheon concert that Chamber Music Palm Beach is giving for the benefit of WXEL Radio on Friday, March 19th at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. But first, here's the group's recording of Francis Poulenc's Mouvements Perpétuels, the opening selection on their "Buried Treasure" album.

MUSIC: Poulenc: Mouvements Perpétuels [Klavier K-11105, tracks 1-3] [5:26]

Mouvements Perpétuels by Francis Poulenc as performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach, from their "Buried Treasure" compact disc on the Klavier label. That piece featured flutist Karen Fuller Dixon, oboist Kelly Peterson Peral, clarinetist Michael Forte, bassoonist Michael Ellert, Dwayne Dixon on French horn, violinist Bruce Wethey, violist Elizabeth Derderian-Wood, cellist Elaine Boda, and Janet Clippard on double bass.

Chamber Music Palm Beach will be featured in a special luncheon concert exclusively for WXEL members at noon on Friday, March 19th, at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. Since this is a benefit for WXEL that includes a wonderful meal plus a concert, I know you would expect to pay something like $150 a ticket. But the fact is the tickets are only $50 each, and they include membership, membership renewal or membership extension in WXEL in addition to the lunch and concert. But seating is truly limited, so if you want to help support classical music on WXEL by attending this lunch and concert, please call right now. Our number is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

This is a great way to meet other classical music lovers and WXEL members. In addition you'll see the people responsible for classical music programming on WXEL-FM: Joanna Marie, the host of Classical Variations, and your guide to Compact Discoveries, yours truly, Fred Flaxman. WXEL TV and radio personality Angela Manfredi will also be joining us. And you'll get to meet the charming, talented members of Chamber Music Palm Beach. They'll perform some of the most melodious and beautiful works in the chamber music repertory.

You won't want to miss this special event, created by WXEL especially for our classical music audience. Once again, the tickets are only $50 each and you can reserve yours by calling 1-800-464-9935 and charging them to your credit card. That's 1-800-464-9935. Please show your support of Compact Discoveries and classical music on WXEL-FM by calling right now. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit WXEL since Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton and Chamber Music Palm Beach are contributing their services to the station, for which we are extremely grateful.

The number to call again is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

Of course, you don't have to go to a luncheon concert to help support classical music on WXEL-FM. All you have to do is to make a phone call and pledge your support in any amount. If you contribute $40 or more, you become a WXEL-FM member or you can renew your membership at that level. If you contribute $75 or more you automatically receive a WXEL MemberCard, entitling you to two-for-one meals at many area restaurants and discounts at attractions throughout South Florida and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.

So, whatever you can afford, please show your support for classical music and this Compact Discoveries series by calling 1-800-464-9935 right now. That's 1-800-464-9935.

Let's hear another beautiful piece performed by this superb group now. Here's Chamber Music Palm Beach playing Joaquin Turina's beautiful 1926 composition La Oración del Torero (The Toreador's Prayer).

MUSIC: Turina: La Oración del Torero [Klavier K-11105, track 10] [7:57]

Joaquin Turina's La Oración del Torero (The Toreador's Prayer) performed by our featured artists on this hour of Compact Discoveries, Chamber Music Palm Beach. That was scored for two violins, viola and cello. The violinists were Bruce Wethey and Jephta Bernstein. The violist was Elizabeth Derderian-Wood. The cellist was Elaine Boda. They're all members of Chamber Music Palm Beach.

As I mentioned earlier, Chamber Music Palm Beach will be featured in a special luncheon concert exclusively for WXEL members at noon on Friday, March 19th, at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. Since this is a benefit for WXEL that includes a delicious meal plus a concert, I know you would expect to pay something like $150 a ticket. But the fact is the tickets are only $50 each, and they include membership, membership renewal or membership extension in WXEL in addition to the lunch and concert. But seating is truly limited, so if you want to help support classical music on WXEL by attending this luncheon and concert, please call right now. Our number is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

This is a great way to meet other classical music lovers and WXEL members. In addition you'll see the people responsible for classical music programming on WXEL-FM: Joanna Marie, the host of Classical Variations, and your guide to Compact Discoveries, yours truly, Fred Flaxman. WXEL TV and radio personality Angela Manfredi will also be joining us. And you'll get to meet the charming, talented members of Chamber Music Palm Beach. They'll perform some of the most delightful works in the chamber music repertory.

You won't want to miss this special event, created by WXEL especially for our classical music audience. Once again, the tickets are only $50 each and you can reserve yours by calling 1-800-464-9935 and charging them to your credit card. That's 1-800-464-9935. Please show your support of Compact Discoveries and classical music on WXEL-FM by calling right now. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit WXEL since Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton and Chamber Music Palm Beach are contributing their services to the station, for which we are extremely grateful.

The number to call again is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

Of course, you don't have to go to a luncheon concert to help support classical music on WXEL-FM. All you have to do is to make a phone call and pledge your support in any amount. If you contribute $40 or more, you become a WXEL-FM member or you can renew your membership at that level. If you contribute $75 or more you automatically receive a WXEL MemberCard, entitling you to two-for-one meals at many area restaurants and discounts at attractions throughout South Florida and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.

So, whatever you can afford, please show your support for classical music and this Compact Discoveries series by calling 1-800-464-9935 right now. That's 1-800-464-9935.

Let's listen to another cut from this Chamber Music Palm Beach "Buried Treasure" CD. This is the second of two Aubades for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass by French composer Edouard Lalo, who lived from 1823 until 1892. The word aubade comes from the French aube, meaning "dawn," and implies early morning music.

MUSIC: Lalo: Aubade No. 2 [Klavier K-11105, track 17] [3:47]

The second of two Aubades by Edouard Lalo for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass, performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach. You heard Karen Fuller Dixon on flute, Kelly Peterson Peral on oboe, Michael Forte on clarinet, Michael Ellert on bassoon, Dwayne Dixon on horn, David Mastrangelo and Jephta Bernstein on violins, James Griffith on viola, Susan Moyer on cello, and Jason Lindsay on double bass.

You are listening to Compact Discoveries. I'm your guide, Fred Flaxman, and this hour we are exploring three compact discs by Chamber Music Palm Beach.

This truly superb group of musicians will be featured in a special luncheon concert exclusively for WXEL members at noon on Friday, March 19th, at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. Tickets are only $50 each, and they include membership, membership renewal or membership extension in WXEL in addition to the lunch and concert. But seating is truly limited, so if you want to help support classical music on WXEL by attending this lunch and concert, please call right now. Our number is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

O.K. More Chamber Music Palm Beach now from their "Buried Treasure" album. Here's the final movement of South Florida contemporary composer Clark McAlister's Lou's Mountain Bread. The name is derived from some of the folk tunes he incorporates into this piece.

MUSIC: McAlister: Lou's Mountain Bread, third movement [Klavier K-11105, track 13] [3:03]

The final movement of Clark McAlister's playful composition, Lou's Mountain Bread. The title comes from the folk music he incorporated throughout this piece, including "Skip to My Lou." The Chamber Music Palm Beach performers were Karen Fuller Dixon on flute, Kelly Peterson Peral on oboe, Michael Forte on clarinet, Michael Ellert on bassoon, David Mastrangelo and Jephta Bernstein on violins, James Griffith on viola, Susan Moyer on cello, and Jason Lindsay on double bass.

Next we turn to another CD by Chamber Music Palm Beach. It's called "Illuminations." First we'll hear the opening movement of British composer Malcolm Arnold's Trio for flute, bassoon and viola.

MUSIC: Arnold: opening movement from Trio, Op. 6 with Chamber Music Palm Beach [Klavier K 11135, track 6] [3:25]

The opening movement of Malcolm Arnold's Trio, Opus 6. The performance was from the Chamber Music Palm Beach "Illuminations" CD. The flutist, once again, was Karen Fuller Dixon. Bassoonist was Michael Ellert. The violist was James Griffith.

You are listening to Chamber Music Palm Beach recordings on this hour of Compact Discoveries. But coming up is a great opportunity to hear Chamber Music Palm Beach live while supporting WXEL-FM's classical music programming.

Chamber Music Palm Beach will be featured in a special luncheon concert exclusively for WXEL members at noon on Friday, March 19th, at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. Tickets are only $50 each, and they include membership, membership renewal or membership extension in WXEL in addition to the lunch and concert. But seating is truly limited, so if you want to help support classical music on WXEL by attending this luncheon and concert, please call right now. Our number is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

Back to the interesting recordings of unusual works by Chamber Music Palm Beach now and a delightful piece by a French composer I had never heard of before: Emile Paladilhe, who lived from 1844 until 1926. We'll hear his Danse noble for violin, viola and cello.

MUSIC: Paladilhe: Danse noble with Chamber Music Palm Beach [Klavier K11135, track 10] [3:35]

Danse noble by Emile Paladilhe performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach: Mei Mei Luo, violin; James Griffith, viola; and Susan Moyer, cello.
This was from a Klavier CD called "Illuminations."

Our next selection is from the same CD. It is the final movement of the Nonet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double bass by Bohuslav Martinu. Once again, Chamber Music Palm Beach.

MUSIC: Martinu: Nonet: Allegretto with Chamber Music Palm Beach [Klavier K11135, track 13] [5:14]

The final movement from Martinu's Nonet as performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach on a Klavier compact disc.

As nice as it is to hear these recordings of Chamber Music Palm Beach, believe me, it is something else again to see them perform live. And you will have a unique opportunity to do that very soon.

Chamber Music Palm Beach will be featured in a special luncheon concert exclusively for WXEL members at noon on Friday, March 19th, at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. Since this is a benefit for WXEL that includes a delicious meal plus a concert, I know you would expect to pay something like $150 a ticket. But the fact is the tickets are only $50 each, and they include membership, membership renewal or membership extension in WXEL in addition to the lunch and concert. But seating is truly limited, so if you want to help support classical music on WXEL by attending this luncheon and concert, please call right now. Our number is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

We'll conclude this hour with a couple of pieces by French composers from a third Chamber Music Palm Beach recording on the Klavier label. The CD is called "True Colors." We'll hear a first recording of the Divertissement from Divertissement et Musette written in 1902 by Gustave Samazeuilh, who lived from 1877 until 1967. Samazeuilh wasn't very well known even when he was alive, and he is even less well-known today. But this little piece, I think you'll agree, is a compact discovery.

MUSIC: Samazeuilh: Divertissement from Divertissement et Musette performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach [Klavier 11120, track 1] [3:25]

Gustave Samazeuilh's Divertissement performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach. Our final work on this hour devoted to the CDs of Chamber Music Palm Beach is the second movement of Jacques Ibert's Deux Mouvements (Two Movements) for two flutes, clarinet and bassoon. The flutists are Karen Fuller Dixon and Beth Larsen. The clarinetist, once again, is Michael Forte; the bassoonist, once again, is Michael Ellert.

MUSIC: Ibert: Deux Mouvements: Assez vif et rhythmé performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach [Klavier K11120, track 5] [2:40]

A short piece by Jacques Ibert: the second of two movements for two flutes, clarinet and bassoon performed by Chamber Music Palm Beach.

How would you like to see Chamber Music Palm Beach perform live, have a delicious lunch at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton, and help support WXEL's classical music programming, all at the same time?

Well, here's what this is all about. Chamber Music Palm Beach will be featured in a special luncheon concert exclusively for WXEL members at noon on Friday, March 19th, at Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton. Believe it or not, the tickets are only $50 each, and they include membership, membership renewal or membership extension in WXEL in addition to the lunch and concert. But seating is truly limited, so please call right now. Our number is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

This is a great way to meet other nice, kind, sensitive, generous classical music lovers and WXEL members. In addition you'll see the people responsible for classical music programming on WXEL-FM: Joanna Marie, the host of Classical Variations, and yours truly, Fred Flaxman, your guide to Compact Discoveries. WXEL TV and radio personality Angela Manfredi will also be joining us. And you'll get to meet the charming, talented members of Chamber Music Palm Beach. They'll perform live some of the most delightful works in the chamber music repertory.

You won't want to miss this special event, created by WXEL especially for our classical music audience. Once again, the tickets are only $50 each and you can reserve yours by calling 1-800-464-9935 and charging them to your credit card. That's 1-800-464-9935.

Please show your support of Compact Discoveries and classical music on WXEL-FM by calling right now. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit WXEL since Mario's Tuscan Grille in Boca Raton and Chamber Music Palm Beach are contributing their services to the station, for which we are very grateful.

The number to call again is 1-800-464-9935. That's 1-800-464-9935.

MUSIC: same as opening

This is Fred Flaxman thanking you for listening to Compact Discoveries. Please let me have your comments on this program or the Compact Discoveries series in general. You can contact me by e-mail at compactdiscoveries@fredflaxman.com. That's all one word and Flaxman is spelled f-l-a-x-m-a-n: compactdiscoveries@fredflaxman.com. You might also enjoy the Compact Discoveries website at www.fredflaxman.com. There you'll find lots of Compact Discoveries articles.

Compact Discoveries is written, produced, recorded and edited by your guide, Fred Flaxman. It is a production of Compact Discoveries, Inc. and a presentation of WXEL-FM, West Palm Beach, Florida.

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