Monday, January 28, 2008

In The Shadows Of The State, Washington Celebrates Underground Music By Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Janacek, Bartok, Reich, Lang, Gordon, Wolfe, Koerber

"My true guiding principle...which I have been fully aware of ever since I have come upon myself as a composer: the ideal of the brotherhood of peoples, brotherhood created despite war and all conflict. It is this ideal which I work with all my power to serve through my music; this is why I do not avoid any influence, be it from Slovak, Rumanian, Arabic or any other source. The only thing that matters is that the source be pure, fresh and healthy!" (Béla Bartók)


Join composer, musician, and scholar Jessica Krash as she tunes your ears and acquaints your mind with some of the music and composers featured in the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. In this enlightening three-part series full of intriguing dualities, Krash examines the works and composers, where they connect, and where they diverge.

Session III - "Now/Then"

The works of Steve Reich
The works of Lang, Gordon, Wolfe
Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Sz. 75

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Monday, January 28, 2008 6 PM


Merlin Ensemble

Martin Walch, violin S. Weinmeister, piano Cyrille Tricoire, cello

Alexander Zemlinsky: Serenade for Violin and Piano in A Major
Leos Janácek: Kreutzer Sonata - arranged by Till A. Koerber
Till A. Koerber : Pieces for Violin and Piano (world premiere)
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) op. 4 - transcribed by Eduard Steuermann

January 28 | 7:30 pm | Embassy of Austria, Austrian Cultural Forum
Free admission. RSVP required: 202-895-6776 or

Now Let Us Praise Classical Music and the Smaller House Museums (including the Phillips Collection) ...

Bela Bartok Memorial House, Budapest, Hungary, No Longer Future European Union; and Music Room of the Dumbarton Oaks Estate, Washington, D.C.

Photo credits: (c) Bela Bartok Memorial House 2007 and (c) Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 2007. All rights reserved.


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