Date & Time: Saturday February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Johann Paul Schiffelholz (1715-1782): Trio in G Major for cello, bassoon & piano
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Sarabande for cello solo in C Major from Suite No. 3
Hans Gál (1890-1987): Divertimento for bassoon & cello op. 90 No. 1
Anton Arensky (1861-1906): “Chant Triste” op. 56 No. 3
“Petite Ballade” op. 12 No. 1, both for cello and piano
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Divertimento for cello & bassoon
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Pièce en Forme de Habanera for cello & piano
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): “Beau Soir” for cello & piano
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Little Duet for bassoon & cello (1874)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Song without Words op. 109 for cello & piano
Arthur Frackenpohl (born 1924): Two Ragtimes for cello & bassoon
About the Artists
Friedrich Edelmann grew up in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He studied with Alfred Rinderspacher (Prof. in Mannheim), Klaus Thunemann (Prof. in Hamburg-Hannover-Berlin), and Milan Turkovic (Prof. in Salzburg-Vienna). After his diploma in mathematics in Heidelberg, he joined the orchestra of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern for three years. In 1977 he became the Principal Bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Sergiu Celibidache from 1979 until 1996, and under Maestro James Levine from 1999 until 2004. During that time he also played under Karl Böhm, Günther Wand, Kurt Masur, Carlo Maria Giulini, Karl Richter, Carlos Kleiber, Georg Solti, Erich Leinsdorf, Herbert Blomstedt, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Kubelik, Zubin Mehta among others. He has won several first prizes in German national competitions and was a member of the World-Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales under Karel Ancerl, when he met the American cellist Rebecca Rust.
In February 1998 he was a member of the “Nagano Winter Orchestra” under Seiji Ozawa with opening concerts of the Winter-Olympics in Nagano, Japan. In July-August 1998 he was the coach of the woodwinds of the World-Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales in Taipei.
Praised by Carlo Maria Giulini for her “exceptional musicality”, the American cellist Rebecca Rust, a native of California, U.S.A. received her first piano lessons with her mother at the age of five and began cello lessons with Margaret Rowell, Cello Professor at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford, at the age of nine. At age thirteen she was a prizewinner of the Mendelssohn Competition; at fourteen a prizewinner in the California Cello Club Competition; first prize in the “Mu Phi Epsilon” Competition and the Berkeley Piano Club made it possible for her to begin studies in New York with Bernard Greenhouse (Casals’ pupil and cellist of the Beaux-Arts-Trio).
She became a member of the Christmas String Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Schneider, and received a scholarship to study with the Lenox Quartet. After graduating “cum laude” in New York, she continued her studies with Paul Szabo (Casals’ pupil and cellist of the Vegh Quartet) at the Cologne College of Music, earning there a soloist diploma “with honors”. During this time she was also solo cellist of the “Orchestre Mondiale des Jeunesses Musicales” under Karel Ancerl. Master classes with Mstislav Rostropovich followed in the USA (as one of five participants from over one hundred applicants) and in Basel, Switzerland, where in the final concerts she appeared as soloist, playing the Lalo Concerto, with the Basel Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovich. This was followed by solo concerts and radio productions in Europe, the USA, Israel, China and in Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Sendai, Mito, Hiroshima among others, and in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, including appearances as soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Sergiu Celibidache was the patron of her debut in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall in October 1992).
Rebecca Rust plays a Master-Cello by William Forster (1791), formerly owned by Prince Charles.
Jeanette Tietze is a Kodaly certified teacher as well as a pianist, organist, and violinist. She holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from SF State University, Kodaly Certificate from Holy Names University, and degrees in piano and violin pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik, Vienna, Austria, where her teachers were Leonid Brumberg and Oleg Maisenberg. She performs throughout the Bay Area, and is pianist for the Marin based Quantum Quintet.