Music Appreciation Day: Bartók & Beethoven 23 April 2016

Music appreciation Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Bartók and Beethoven

This event is suitable for all levels of music appreciation. A one day course focusing on two contrasting quartet’s: Bartok’s Third Quartet and Beethoven Op 18 No 1.

“Daring and virtuosic music”

There is no better introduction to Bartok’s music than his Third Quartet!
An amazingly concentrated work of 15 minutes with two sections of wildly contrasting music. Mysterious sounds are set alongside wild glissandi and Hungarian Folk Dances!

We complement Bartok with Beethoven’s Op 18 No 1, his first calling card to the Viennese public announcing that a new and revolutionary Quartet composer has arrived at the end of the 18th Century! Daring and virtuosic music including a depiction of the Vault Scene from Romeo and Juliet.

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(provisional – this may be adapted by the tutors during the course)

10.30am Registration and Coffee 10.45–12.30am Morning session
12.45pm Lunch
2.00pm Afternoon session 3.30pm Tea
4.00pm Informal recital 5–5.30pm Course ends
Cost £72

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