Spektral Quartet: Schoenberg the Architect
|When||April 14, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM |
|Where||Fulton Hall |
|Contact Information||Music Department |
|Description||As Schoenberg designs the blueprints of his infamous 12-tone system in his third quartet, the connections to Mozart and Beethoven become even more apparent. And now too we see the impact of Schoenberg’s deviation amongst his contemporaries. Chicago’s own Ruth Crawford-Seeger may have only met Schoenberg once, but it’s safe to say her stunner of a string quartet would not have been possible without his path-carving. Spektral's two previous Schoenberg programs have been standing-room-only, so be sure to arrive early to claim a seat, and catch UChicago professor Seth Brodsky for a lively pre-concert talk. |
Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. with Seth Brodksy, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College.
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.
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