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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: Third
Complete Series: 2879
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACTING CONDUCTOR
Third Concert 1943-1944 Complete Series 2879
Fourth Annual
Chamber Music Festival
ROTH STRING QUARTET
Feri Roth, Violin Julius Shaier, Viola
Michael Kuttner, Violin Oliver Edel, Violoncello
Saturday Evening, January 22, 1944, at 8:30
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Quartet in F major, Op. 41, No. 2......Schumann
Allegro vivace
Andante quasi variazioni Scherzo--presto Allegro molto vivace
Quartet No. 2 (dedicated to the Roth Quartet) . . Harold Morris Adagio Allegretto Adagio Allegro
INTERMISSION
Choral and Fugue (transcribed by Daniel Gregory Mason) . Brahms
Italian Serenade............Wolf
(over)
The Steinway piano, furnished through the courtesy oj Grinncll Brothers, is the official concert instrument oj the University Musical Society
In service.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM NOTES
Quartet in F major, Op. 41, No. 2......Schumann
Of Schumann's three string quartets this is the most difficult, both for the listener and the performer. It is very seldom played on chamber music programs. The performance of this master work should not be neglected, however, but must be presented only to the most discriminating audiences. It is full of romantic poetry, fantasy, and vigor--characteristic of Schumann.
Quartet No. 2 (dedicated to the Roth Quartet) . . Harold Moreis
Morris is one of the outstanding composers of the United States. His chamber music is his forte and his trio, the quartets, and piano quintet have been performed with excellent success throughout the country. His Second Quartet is superbly written for the instruments. It has emotional power and rhythmical variety. It is a modern work with a strong personal flavor, but it is not harmonically extreme.
Choral and Fugue (transcribed by Daniel Gregory Mason) . Brahms
Daniel Gregory Mason, one of America's leading composers, has greatly enriched the string quartet repertoire with a fine transcription of a truly fine work. Mr. Mason, a personal friend of long standing of the Roth Quartet, has dedicated this transcription to them.
Italian Serenade............Wolf
Wolf is most noted as one of the greatest song writers of the world. His only contribution to the literature of chamber music is two works -the String Quartet in D minor and the tuneful serenade, often called the "Italian Serenade."
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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