Monday, April 09, 2012

Yet Once More (Three Musical Days In April In The Nation's Capital Starting Tomorrow)

Im Zeichen des Streichquartetts ***

CAGE: Two4
BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge, op. 133
BERG: String Quartet, op. 3
ADÈS: Four Quarters
BARTÓK: Quartet no. 4 in C Major
NANCARROW: Player piano study no. 33 (transcribed for string quartet)
HOSOKOAWA: Silent Flowers (1998) and Blossoming (2007)
IVES: String Quartet no.2
LARA: Au-delà du visible
LAZKANO: Lurralde
BIANCHI: String Quartet no. 6
LIGETI: String Quartet no.2

Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, and the Embassy of France.

(The LOC evening and NGA noon concerts are FREE; the Embassy of France concert on Thursday evening is buy one ticket and bring a friend or loved one for free. The Embassy of France event includes a post-concert wine reception.)

*** "The string quartet forms the focus of this year’s [2010] Donaueschinger Musiktage. With the Arditti Quartet from London, Quator Diotima from Paris, and the JACK Quartet from New York, we have invited three string quartets representing three generations and three different cultures of interpretation.

This year’s festival will feature world and German premieres of 22 works by composers from 15 countries. Among them – posthumously – is Arc-en-ciel by Ivan Wyschnegradsky for six pianos, whose microtonal tuning system is used by Georg Friedrich Haas as the foundation for his Concerto Grosso for six pianos and small orchestra. There will also be premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Andrzej Adamek, Aaron Cassidy, James Dillon, Brian Ferneyhough, Vinko Globokar, Alan Hilario, Felipe Lara, Liza Lim, Alvin Lucier, Philippe Manoury, Michael Norris, Klaus Ospald, Alberto Posadas, James Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Marco Stroppa and others. All of these were commissioned by the Südwestrundfunk (SWR)."


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