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UMS Concert Program, January 23, 1942: Second Annual Chamber Music Festival -- Roth String Quartet

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Day
23
Month
January
Year
1942
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Season: 1941-1942
Concert: First
Complete Series: 2835
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
First Concert 1941-1942 Complete Series 2835
Second Annual
Chamber Music Festival
ROTH STRING QUARTET
Feri Roth, Violin Julius Shaier, Viola
Rachmael Weinstock, Violin Oliver Edel, Violoncello
Friday Evening, January 23, 1942, at 8:30
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5.......Haydn
Allegretto--Allegro Largo
Menuetto--Allegro Presto
Quartet in F major...........Ravei.
Allegro moderato
Assez vif et bien rythme Tres lent Vif et agite
INTERMISSION
Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1...... Schumann
Introduzione--Allegro Scherzo Adagio Presto
(Over)
THE SECOND AND THIRD CONCERTS in the Chamber Music Festival will take place tomorrow afternoon and evening at 2:30 and 8:30 o'clock respectively.
The Stcinway piano and the Skinner organ are the official concert instruments of the University Musical Society
A R S LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM NOTES
Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5.......Haydn
This is one of the most characteristic of Haydn's quartets. It was composed at the height of his career, after his triumphant second return from London. Simple, melodious, spiritual, a masterpiece from the philosophical, smiling old gentleman genius, this quartet is a prize among many of the eighty-three quartets he wrote, of which six are under the Opus 76 number, each one outstanding. The slow movement, in the unusual key of F-sharp minor, is one of the most richly harmonized creations ever written.
Quartet in F major...........Ravel
One of the outstanding string quartets of modern time. Twentiethcentury France and Paris with its thousand impressionistic colors: its great painters, sculptors, and international musicians, the feverish life, and works of the greatest art center of the world--all this and Ravel's sensitive heart and soul sing out of his only string quartet, which is dedicated with great reverence to his master, Gabriel Faure.
Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1......Schumann
Schumann did not undertake the writing of quartets until well along in his famed career, about 1841-42. This work is one of three listed under the same opus; and amazingly enough, all were composed within one month! As might be expected, it reveals the true romantic poetry, fantasy, and vigor, characteristic of Schumann, following closely the quartet form established in Beethoven's second period. Although written in A minor, the quartet's first and third movements are also written in F major. The scherzo (second movement) stands almost alone in chamber music literature, for its gay, joyous, and rollicking spirit.
CONCERTS
Alec Templeton, Pianist, will be heard in a special concert Thursday evening, February 26, at 8:30. Reserved seat tickets, including tax: 95c. 75, and 55.
Choral Union Series. THE MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, DIMITRI MITROPOULOS. Conductor, will be heard Tuesday evening, February 3; JOSEPH SZIGETI, Violinist, Thursday evening, February 19; and VITYA VRONSKY and VICTOR BABIN, Pianists, Tuesday evening, March 3.
The Forty-Ninth Annual May Festival consisting of six concerts will take place May 6. 7, S. and 9. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor: Sau! Caston. Associate Conductor; The Choral Union, Thor Johnson, Conductor; and the Youth Chorus, Juva Higbee. Conductor, will participate. Choral works will include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and Honegger's "King David." Negotiations are pending with distinguished soloists, both vocal and instrumental.
For further information, please communicate with the University Musical Society, Charles A. Sink, President, Burton Memorial Tower.

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