Iconoclasts: Flouting Conventions


Save the date!  Monday, March 7, 2016 8:00pm

Left Bank Quartet in recital at Gildenhorn Recital Hall University of Maryland

with guest artist Emily Cantrell, violist

Igor Stravinksy (1882-1971)
Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
I. Danse
II. Eccentrique
III. Cantique

Double Canon “Raoul Dufy in Memoriam” (1959)

Concertino, for String Quartet (1920)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (1825)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Viola Quintet in C Major, K.515 (1787)
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto: Allegretto
III. Andante
IV. Allegro

Free admission, no tickets required.   

This program features three of history’s great musical minds who each in their own way blazed new trails, dragging music history along with them. Performing together Stravinsky’s entire string quartet oeuvre, started fresh after the riotous fallout from his Rite of Spring, begs the question: is this modernist only just a Neo-Classicist? Mozart, while respecting his rich Classical traditions, mightily expands the scope of his statements in his last years. We hear vividly in this quintet how his imagination is no longer constrained by just the four basic voices. Perhaps it was Beethoven’s very deafness that enabled him to let his creativity offend the ears of his time—leaping ahead with this still contemporary-sounding Great Fuge—in what many experts feel is “the first composition of the 20th Century!”

For more information, please go to: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2016/left-bank-quartet-flouting-conventions


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Join us this 2015-2016 Season

Brilliant, Boisterous, Beautiful

                    The Left Bank Concert Society

Our first concert of the season: String Icons  Friday, December 11, 2015 8pm  at Ulrich Recital Hall in Tawes Hall on the University of Maryland campus

Left Bank Quartet presents a unflinching program of two iconic string quartets of the 20th Century by two of its giants from Berlin and Budapest, with a walk down an overgrown path to get us under way.

See more at: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/left-bank-string-quartet#sthash.tkIO6HMr.dpuf

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