Spektral Quartet: Schoenberg the Emancipator
|When||February 10, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM |
|Where||Fulton Hall |
|Contact Information||Music Department |
|Description||UChicago ensemble-in-residence Spektral Quartet continues its season-long exploration of the complete quartets of Arnold Schoenberg with the moment the composer emancipated dissonance: his spectacular second quartet. Joined by world-renowned soprano Kiera Duffy, the quartet illuminates and re-contextualizes this landmark piece with the Langsamer Satz of Schoenberg acolyte Anton Webern, and the String Quartet No. 1 of his equally influential contemporary, Béla Bartók. |
A pre-concert talk with Uchicago professor and 20th-century music specialist, Jennifer Iverson precedes the performance at 6:30pm.
Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz
Béla Bartók – String Quartet No. 1
Arnold Schoenberg – String Quartet No. 2 featuring Kiera Duffy, soprano
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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