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UMS Concert Program, January 21, 1944: Fourth Annual Chamber Music Festival -- Roth String Quartet

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Day
21
Month
January
Year
1944
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Season: 1943-1944
Concert: First
Complete Series: 2877
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACTING CONDUCTOR
First Concert 1943-1944 Complete Series 2877
Fourth Annual
Chamber Music Festival
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ROTH STRING QUARTET
Feri Roth, Violin Julius Shaier, Viola
Michael Kuttner, Violin Oliver Edel, Violoncello
Friday Evening, January 21, 1944, at 8:30
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 50, No. 3......Haydn
Allegro con brio
Andante piutosto allegretto Menuetto--allegretto Presto
Quartet in F............ . Ravel
Allegro moderato
Assez vif et bien rythme Tres lent Vif et agite
INTERMISSION
Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden),
Op. posthumus..........Schubert
Allegro
Andante con rnoto Scherzo 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 Steinway piano, furnished through the courtesy of Grinnell Brothers, is the official concert instrument of the University Musical Society
In service.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM NOTES
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. SO, No. 3......Haydn
Among the lesser known of the Haydn string quartets, this one is seldom performed. It is almost perfectly constructed, delicate yet brilliant; and the cheerful, straightforward rhythms are almost Viennese in quality. Beethoven called it one of Haydn's best quartets.
Quartet in F.............Ravel
One of the outstanding string quartets of modern times, this work has been dedicated with great reverence by Ravel to his master -Gabriel Faure. Twentieth century France, its painters, sculptors, and musicians; Paris, the greatest art center of the world with its impressionistic colors and its feverish gaiety are reflected in Ravel's sensitive heart and soul, and are given expression here in his only work for string quartet. Feri Roth, founder and first violinist of the Roth Quartet, studied this work with Ravel in Paris in 1923.
Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden),
Op. posthumus..........Schubert
Without question this is one of the most beloved and most popular quartets in the entire chamber music literature. It is also one of the greatest chamber music works which Schubert ever wrote. In structure it is a symphonic rather than a chamber music work both in its melodic and harmonic material and in its mood. The theme of the second movement is one of Schubert's original songs "Death and the Maiden," and the quartet derives its name from this.
CONCERTS
CHORAL UNION SERIES. Marjorie Lawrence, Soprano, will be heard Sunday afternoon, January 30 (3:00 P.M.); Mischa Elman, Violinist, February 10; and Ezio Pinza, Bass, March 6.
THE FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL, consisting of six concerts, will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, 6, and 7. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor, Saul Caston, Associate Conductor; the Choral Union, Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor; and the Youth Chorus, Marguerite Hood, Conductor, will participate.
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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