Spektral Quartet: Schoenberg the Romantic
|When||October 29, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM |
|Where||Fulton Hall |
|Contact Information||Music Department |
|Description||IN SEARCH OF FUTURES PAST |
The Lineage and Legacy of Arnold Schoenberg
This season we invite you to join us as we discover and rediscover one of the most groundbreaking composers in the history of classical music – and to find your path through his four string quartets by way of the brilliant music that inspired, paralleled, and bloomed from this extraordinary mind. Arnold Schoenberg was fearless, and we invite you to be bold with us in revealing why – as with so much great art – this music remains simultaneously revered and divisive…in this case, for a jaw-dropping one hundred years.
In the early twentieth century, the world was in political and artistic upheaval, and at this pivotal moment, one man forever changed the course of Western art music. He was classical music’s avant-garde without ever losing sight of the melodies of Mozart or the counterpoint of Beethoven. He journeyed back to propel music forward, leaving an indelible and radiant mark. Come with us as we go in search of futures past.
Schoenberg the Romantic
Though his music may be box-office catnip these days, it is good to remember that in his own era Brahms was often too progressive for the traditionalists, and too traditional for the progressives. One of his most vocal champions was Arnold Schoenberg, and so it is with immense pleasure that Spektral Quartet presents Brahms’s turbulent String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No. 1 as the portal into Schoenberg’s first mature string quartet. Listeners will hear Schoenberg painting dense harmonies that harken back to Brahms’s lush romanticism, with melodies grasping for higher and higher peaks as the drama unfolds. He may have eventually taken traditional harmony on a white-knuckled left turn, but this shift was far from sudden.
Pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m. with Professors Berthold Hoeckner and Seth Brodsky.
A reception will follow the concert.
|Categories||Performances, Concerts, Arts, Staff, Graduate Students |
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