Thursday, December 04, 2008

In Time Of Darkness, Musical Offerings From Beethoven, Frank Martin, Olivier Messiaen, Elliott Carter, And Charles Wuorinen

December 5, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Charles Wuorinen's song-cycle The Winter's Tale [FREE]
Library of Congress


December 5 and 6, 2008 (Fri and Sat)
7:30 pm
18th Street Singers Sing Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir
First Trinity Lutheran Church (501 4th St. NW, Washington, D.C.)


December 7, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Till Fellner, piano [FREE]
Beethoven sonatas
National Gallery of Art
Program Notes


December 9, 2008 (Tue)
7 pm
“A Labyrinth of Time” (2006) Elliott Carter documentary by Frank Scheffer [FREE]
Library of Congress


December 10, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Musicians of the Paris Opera
Olivier Messiaen and Elliott Carter Centennials
La Maison Française [Free, with required reservation.]

Olivier Messiaen

Quartet for the End of Time (1940-41)

Elliott Carter

Sonata for cello and piano (1948)
Gra for clarinet (1993)
Figment for solo cello (1995)
Statement - Remembering Aaron for solo violin (1999)
Rhapsodic Musings for solo violin (2000)
Con Leggerezza Pensosa for clarinet, violin and cello (1990)
Two Diversions for solo piano (1999)

Amount of reflected sunlight at winter and summer solstices (lighter color means more reflection).

Photo credit: Takmeng Wong and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center via Wikipedia Commons.


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