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Theme (From Legend of 1900)
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Love Theme (From St. Elmos Fire)
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Theme (From Fiddler On the Roof)
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Theme (From Schindlers List)
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Melody (From The High Pass)
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Romance (From The Gadfly)
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Ballade Pour Adeline
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Ashokan Farewell
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Theme (From Exodus)
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Por Una Cabeza
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Theme (From Chariots of Fire)
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Sayuris Theme (From Memoirs of a Geisha)
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Going to School (From Memoirs of a Geisha)
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The Entertainer
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Primavera Porteña
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Laras Theme (From Doctor Zhivago)
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Medley
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Songs My Mother Taught Me
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Gabriels Oboe (From The Mission)
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Danny Boy
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O Mio Babbino Caro (From Gianni Schicchi)
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Sit back and enjoy your favorite romantic movie themes played by strings and piano. Fiddler on the Roof, Laraâs Theme, Schindlerâs List and more come to life with the Rainier Trio.

21 MP3 Songs in this album!
Related styles: Classical: Film Music, Easy Listening: Show Tunes, Type: Soundtrack

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Founded in 2008, the Rainier Trio is an exciting and energetic group that captivates audiences with gems from the violin-viola-piano trio repertoire. They have performed on numerous concert series and in arts centers throughout Virginia, where they were accepted to the Virginia Commission for the Arts. In 2012 they performed a series of concerts in Pittsburgh and on the classical radio station WQED with Alex Jones, principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic. The trio has performed at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and collaborated with opera singers at the Vocal Arts and Music Festival at Virginia Tech. Their CD was chosen as âCD of the weekâ by WQED Pittsburgh.

Kevin and Bryan Matheson were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winnersâ tour. The duo has been recognized for its mesmerizing and spirited performances - two perfect virtuosos, playing as one. They are passionate about performing new works and have commissioned duos by Peter Pecere, a Naxos Masterworks composer; Byron Petty of Parma Records and Edgar Warren Williams, who taught at Princeton and University of California at Davis. The duoâs first album features world premiers by William Ryden and Martha Craig.

As founding members of the Rainier Trio and Saturn String Ensemble, they have been heard in frequent concerts, on the trioâs first CD, the premier recording of Matthew Barbreâs String Quartet No. 1 and with opera singers at the Vocal Arts and Music Festival. Kevin and Bryan have performed as guest soloists with the Irish Sinfonietta Orchestra in New York City, and for nine seasons were concertmaster and principal violist of the Viva Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra, which recorded for Centaur Records. They have performed in the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague and were concertmaster and principal violist of the festival orchestra.

For eight seasons Kevin and Bryan served as concertmaster and principal violist in the RMA Chamber Orchestra. As frequent soloists with the orchestra, they performed numerous concerts in the southeastern United States and in Ireland, including performing in the prestigious West Cork Chamber Music Festival and on radio, twice for former Virginia Governor Mark Warner and on the orchestraâs first CD. The orchestra gave the world premier performance of Richard Ratnerâs Andante for Strings at the Kennedy Centerâs Millennium Stage in a joint performance with musicians from Hong Kong and Macao.

The Classic Strings Duo and Rainier Trio receive funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and are listed in the Performing Arts Tour Directory.

Brenda Wittwer is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and began piano lessons at age 4 with Ziggy Hurwitz. Brenda later studied with Anita Bultman Tritt of Queens University, Charlotte, NC. During her high school years at Carmel Academy in Charlotte, NC she accompanied numerous musical productions. During her late high school and early university years, Brenda was an accompanist for Theater Charlotte and the Pfeiffer University Concert Choir. Brenda was also the resident pianist for the Sounds of America musical group, which toured the 48 contiguous states. Brenda graduated âWith Honorsâ from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, earning a Bachelor of Music in piano pedagogy. While living in Texas, Brenda was a founding member of a piano duo and performed concerts which featured a variety of compositional styles.

**Program Notes**

Ennio Morricone wrote the score for the Italian film âThe Legend of 1900â in 1998. It is about an orphan boy who grew up on a four-stack steam ship. The boy joined the shipâs orchestra and excelled at playing piano for the passengers. He lived his whole life on the ship and refused to leave his âhomeâ when the ship was scrapped and sunk.

The theme song for the 1985 film, âSt. Elmoâs Fire,â was written by Canadian composer and producer David Foster. The song was originally written for Canadian athlete Rick Hansen who was traveling around the world via his wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries.

In the early 1970s, John Williams was music director for the film âFiddler on the Roof.â He needed music for the opening credits, so wrote a violin cadenza and variations on themes from the musical. The sound track recording featured the great violinist Isaac Stern.

When John Williams composed the sound track for âSchindlerâs List,â he asked Itzhak Perlman to play the solos. They became so popular that Perlman performed them in televised concerts with the Boston Pops and John Williams conducting.

Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk composed this Melody for the 1981 film âThe High Pass.â It became universally popular in Ukraine and the composer received so many requests to transcribe it for various instruments and ensembles that he could not stand to hear it anymore.

This beautiful Romance comes from the sound track for the 1955 Soviet drama, âThe Gadfly,â which was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich. It became well-known through more recent use in television commercials.

Paul de Senneville wrote âBallade Pour Adelineâ as a tribute to his new-born daughter. In 1976, pianist Richard Clayderman was chosen to record it, selling 22 million copies in 38 countries. Clayderman was noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being âthe most successful pianist in the world,â recording over 1,300 melodies.

In 1982, after the Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps had ended for the season, Jay Ungar felt a sense of longing for the music and friendships he had made that summer, so he improvised a piece in the style of a Scottish lament. âAshokan Farewellâ is named after the Ashokan Reservoir that provides drinking water for New York City. In 1984, Ken Burns asked to use it in his PBS series, âThe Civil War.â It is heard twenty-five times throughout the eleven hour series.

The 1960 movie, âExodus,â was based on events that happened on the ship Exodus in 1947 and the founding of Israel in 1948. The music by Ernest Gold was transcribed by the piano duo Ferrante and Teicher. Brenda Wittwer grew up listening to their recording and created this solo piano version.

Argentine singer and song writer Carlos Gardel is considered the âKing of Tango.â He recorded hundreds of tangos in the early 20th century and appeared in several films. âPor Una Cabezaâ was written in 1935 and used in a film about a compulsive horse-track gambler who loses by âthe head of a horse.â That same year, while touring with his band in Columbia, their plane crashed and Gardel died at age 44. This is one of the most famous Argentine tangos and is used in numerous movies including âScent of a Woman,â âSchindlerâs List,â âTrue Liesâ and âTitanic.â

The Academy-Award winning sound track for the 1981 movie, âChariots of Fire,â was written by a Greek pianist and composer whose stage name is Vangelis. He was a pioneer of electronic music and recorded much of the sound track on synthesizers. He has composed music for other movies including âBlade Runner,â âAntarcticaâ and â1492: Conquest of Paradise.â

John Williams asked cellist Yoyo Ma to play the sound track for âMemoirs of a Geisha,â which won his fourth âGolden Globe Award for Best Original Score.â Since the music is in a high register on cello, it fits perfectly on viola in this transcription.

The works of Scott Joplin were largely forgotten from the time of his death in 1917 until the 1973 movie, âThe Sting.â In 1975, violinist Itzhak Perlman arranged some of Joplinâs works in the style of violin show pieces to record with pianist Andre Previn. âThe Entertainerâ is Joplinâs most famous composition.

Astor Piazzolla was born in Argentina in 1921 to Italian parents. His family soon moved to New York City where he was exposed to jazz and classical music. At age eight, his father gave him a bandoneon, a type of concertina popular in Argentina, and he became quite a virtuoso on it. In his compositions, he merged the structure of classical music with the passion of the tango. âPrimavera Porteñaâ or âSpring in Buenos Airesâ is the last movement in âThe Four Seasons of Buenos Aires,â a cycle similar to Vivaldiâs famous âThe Four Seasons.â Written for the composer's own ensemble, with the solos played by Piazzolla on bandoneon, it was arranged for piano trio by José Bragato, the cellist in Piazzollaâs ensemble.

âLaraâs Themeâ or âSomewhere My Loveâ comes from the 1965 film, âDoctor Zhivago.â In this arrangement the violin captures the sound of a Russian balalaika with a fast âtremoloâ stroke of the bow.

Brenda Wittwer created this medley from three piano pieces she played as a child. âRustle of Springâ was written in 1896 by Norwegian composer Christian Sinding with constant motion symbolic of springtime when everything buds and blossoms. âSentimental Journey,â composed by Les Brown and Bud Green in 1944, was the unofficial homecoming theme for WWII veterans. âChattanooga Choo-Chooâ was written in 1941, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon. It became best known through the Glen Miller Orchestra and was featured in the film âSun Valley Serenade.â It became a Number One hit on December 7, 1941.

âSongs My Mother Taught Meâ was written in 1880 by Antonín DvoÅák for voice and piano from the cycle Gypsy Songs, Op. 55. Fritz Kreisler and the 19th century American violinist Maud Powell made transcriptions of it for violin and piano. The song is very popular and has been recorded by a number of famous singers and instrumentalists.

âGabrielâs Oboeâ comes from the 1986 movie, âThe Mission,â about a Jesuit priest in the South American jungle who, when surrounded by natives, pulls out his oboe and plays this enchanting melody.

Lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly penned âDanny Boyâ in 1910 as a ballad. After his Irish-born sister-in-law, Margaret, sent him a copy of âLondonderry Air,â Weatherly modified the lyrics of âDanny Boyâ to fit the rhyme and meter of the tune. Weatherly gave the song to the vocalist Elsie Griffin, who made it one of the most popular songs in the early 1900s. It has also been used in many movies.

âO Mio Babbino Caroâ (âOh My Beloved Fatherâ) is from the opera âGianni Schicchiâ by Giacomo Puccini. The operaâs heroine sings this aria after tensions between her father and the family of the boy she loves have reached a breaking point. The opera was premiered in 1918 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. This aria has been used in several films and the TV show âDownton Abbey.â

- Kevin Matheson

Publishers:
Alfred Publishing Co. (Foster)
Boosey & Hawkes (Shostakovich)
Chappell & Co. (Gold)
Cornet-Delphine, Inc. (Senneville)
Duma Music, Inc. (Skoryk)
EMI FEIST Catalog, Inc. (Warren & Gordon)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (Vangelis)
Faber Music/EMI Virgin Music (Morricone)
Jerry Bock Enterprises/Mayerling Productions
Morley Music Co. (Brown & Green)
Sony/ATV Tune LLC (Morricone)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Williams)
Swinging Door Music (Ungar)
U.P.G. Music Publishing (Williams)
Tonos Music (Piazzolla)
Warner Bros./EMI Robbins Catalog (Jarre)


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