The Fifth Quartet of Bela Bartok has a number of special characteristic preoccupations which give it a distinct and riveting personality. This program creates a context for several of those preoccupations through the music of Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Purcell, Berio and Bartok himself.
The first half of the program will include short works highlighting three preoccupations: music canons (“Chases and Reflections”), ethnic idioms (“Hungarian and Bulgarian Rhythms”) and obsession (“Fixation on a Single Note”). The second half will present Bartok’s Quartet No.5, poised to be heard in a new space, with clarity and immediacy.
Chases and Reflections
Béla Bartók from 44 Duos for 2 violins Burlesque
J.S. Bach from the Musical Offering Quaerendo invenietis, canon a 2
J.S. Bach from the Art of Fugue Contrapunctus VII
Béla Bartók from Mikrokosmos #141: Subject and Reflection
Henry Purcell Fantasia a4 in G Major, VdGS11, Z742
Béla Bartók from 44 Duos for 2 violins Mosquito Dance
Hungarian and Bulgarian Rhythms
Joseph Haydn from Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4 Allegretto alla zingarese
Béla Bartók from 44 Duos for 2 violins Marching Song (2)
from Mikrokosmos #113 Bulgarian Rhythm
Obsessions and Pulsations: Fixation on a Single Note
Luciano Berio from Duetti per 2 violini Yossi
Ludwig van Beethoven from Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
Béla Bartók Quartet No. 5 Allegro Adagio molto
Scherzo: alla bulgarese
Andante Finale: Allegro vivace
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