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UMS Concert Program, January 22, 1944: Fourth Annual Chamber Music Festival -- Roth String Quartet

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Day
22
Month
January
Year
1944
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Season: 1943-1944
Concert: Second
Complete Series: 2878
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACIDIC CONDUCTOR
Second Concert 1943-1944 Complete Series 2878
Fourth Annual
Chamber Music Festival
ROTH STRING QUARTET
Feri Roth, Violin Julius Shaiee, Viola
Michael Kuttner, Violin Oliver Edel, Violoncello
Saturday Afternoon, January 22, 1944, at 2:30
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Seven Choral Preludes (Transcribed by M. Wood-Hill) . . Bach
Puer Natus
Melody of Latin Hymn (Luther)
Fourteenth Century Melody
Christe, Du Lamm Gottes
We Thank Thee
In Dir ist Freude
On the Waters of Babylon
Quartet in F major, Op. 135........Beethoven
Allegretto Vivace Lento assai
Grave ("Must it be") Allegro ("It must be.")
INTERMISSION
Three Pieces for String Quartet........Casella
Preludio Barbaro Ninna-Nanna Ridiculous Waltz
(over)
THE THIRD CONCERT in the Chamber Music Festival will take place this evening at 8:30 o'clock.
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
Seven Choral Preludes (Transcribed by M. Wood-Hill) . . Bach
Bach's Choral Preludes were often transcribed for the organ, symphony orchestra, and other ensemble combinations. There are very few transcriptions for string quartet, however. The American composer, M. Wood-Hill, has arranged these choral preludes for the four strings with great knowledge and skill.
Quartet in F major, Op. 135........Beethoven
Of the sixteen string quartets written by Beethoven, this is his last, and it represents, in the opinion of most musicians, the ultimate in chamber music creations. The work is charged with a host of subjects and countersubjects, yet for all the facets and complexities it moves with a directness and clarity that only a supreme master could control.
Three Pieces for String Quartet........Casella
These pieces represent a transition period between the two world wars. Composers and musicians had not yet arrived at a clear form and language; and in their efforts to find new expression for their ideas, they resorted to all kinds of devices in their experiment in color and form. Casella, an excellent pianist and one of the leading composers of this experimental school, composed these pieces in 1923, during a concert tour of the United States.
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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