Echos of Eastern Europe

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Middle Europe has always been a kind of melting pot, as well as a crossroads through which travelers passed, bringing with them, and often leaving, influences of foreign lands and cultures. As a result, the culture of Eastern Europe is extraordinarily rich and has produced some of the world’s most important and powerful art. Its music is perhaps the greatest example, with composers from the Czechs Smetana and Janacek, to the Hungarians Bartok and Kurtag, creating in notes languages as expressive as their own mother tongues.

Program details:

Dvořák: Selections from Ohlas písní (Echo of Songs) for String Quartet (arr. from Cypresses, B. 11), B. 152
— Daniel Hope, Erin Keefe, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello.

Enescu: Octet in C major for Strings, Op. 7
— Bella Hristova, Susie Park, Jessica Lee, Kristin Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, Yura Lee, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Timothy Eddy, cello.

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