Chamber Music Series performance of Concord String Quartet ... Tuesday, April 16, 1985
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"It is a common practice nowadays for musicians to create recital programs that include sample pieces from various periods of music history. This relatively recent approach to concert life has obvious advantages for both performers and listeners. For the artist, there is the opportunity to demonstrate a technical command and a stylistic understanding of music written at conspicuously different times and fashioned in different ways. For the listener, there is the pleasure of hearing a variety of musical stimuli with little danger of being overburdened by an extended exposure to only one composer or only one set of musical conventions. Considering the extensive repertory now available to concert artists, it is nevertheless highly unusual to experience a program of truly representative selections--pieces, one can argue, that faithfully symbolize not only the lifetime achievements of any single composer, but also embody the broadest and finest practice of an era. Tonight's program approaches this ideal! ..."--Program notes.
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Program: Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1 / Franz Joseph Haydn -- Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 138 / Dmitri Shostakovich -- Quartet No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131 / Ludwig van Beethoven.Includes: Concord String Quartet, Biography ; Program Notes by Michael Budds ; Upcoming Events and Supporter List