Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tickets: $8 (members) $12 (non-members)
Join the Bechtler Ensemble as they perform some of the best loved duets from the chamber music canon. Romantic Duets will be performed on Sunday, January 22 as part of the Music and Museum series. Accompanying cellist Tanja Bechtler will be Anatoly Larkin on piano.
The duet will play favorite baroque, classical and romantic duets by J.S. Bach, Richard Strauss and Sergey Rachmaninoff along with Dance of Marosszék, an homage to folk music from the Slovakian region by Hungarian composer, Zoltán Kodály. Kodály crafted instrumental arrangements from traditional vocal folk music that could be heard in nearly every village in the region. These “dance-songs”, most popular before World War I, are suggestive of the image of Transylvania, once called “Fairyland”.
Tanja wishes to dedicate the concert the training of Practice HORA, an evolutionary sustainable health practice that interconnects the body, mind and nervous system.
Watch Vásáry Tamás perform Dance of Marosszék by Zoltán Kodály:
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Dances of Marosszék
I. Kezdodik a mese (The Fairy Tale Begins)
II. Becsiharangjatek (Viennese Musical Clock)
III. Dal (Song)
IV. Napoleon cstaja (The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon)
V. Kozjatek (Intermezzo)
VI. Acsaszarui udvar bevonulasa (Entrance of the Emperor and his Court)
Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Selections from Cello Suites No. 1 – No. 6
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV115
1. Allegro con brio
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
2 Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 2 (Danse Orientale)
Concerts are performed at 6 p.m. in the fourth-floor gallery. General seating will be available at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar being available at the same time.
Watch the Bechtler Ensemble perform Bartok’s Hungarian Folk Melodies:
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