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UMS Concert Program, January 19, 1945: Fifth Annual Chamber Music Festival -- Budapest String Quartet

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Day
19
Month
January
Year
1945
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Season: 1944-1945
Concert: First
Complete Series: 2897
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACTING CONDUCTOR
First Concert 1944-1945 Complete Series 2897
Fifth Annual
Chamber Music Festival
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET
Josef Roismann, First Violin Boris Kroyt, Viola
Edgar Ortenberg, Second Violin Mischa Schneider, Violoncello
Friday Evening, January 19, 1945, at 8:30
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Quartet in D major, K. 499........Mozart
Allegretto Menuetto Adagio Allegro
Quartet in B minor.........Samuel Barber
Allegro appassionato Molto adagio, allegro
(played without interruption)
Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131......Beethoven
Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo Allegro molto vivace Allegro modetato
Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile Presto
Adagio quasi un poco andante Allegro
(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 B minor.........Samuel Barber
Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1910.
Samuel Barber showed signs of creative talent at an early age, writing his first compositions at the age of seven. When he was thirteen, he entered the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied the piano with Isabelle Vangerova, and singing with Emilio de Gogorza. But his main interest was composition, which he studied with Rosario Schalero. His compositions, which include orchestral works, chamber music, choral compositions, and songs, have been performed by all the major orchestras in this country, by Toscanini in South America, by the British Broadcasting Company, the London Promenade Concerts, by the Vienna Philharmonic, and orchestras in Rome, Florence, and Milan. His Overture to the "School for Scandal" was recently performed in Moscow. He has been in the Armed Forces since September, 1942, and is at present a Corporal in the Army Air Foce at the Office of War Information.
The String Quartet in B minor was composed in 1936, and was first performed by the Pro-Arte Quartet in Rome, December 1 of that year. Later the composer arranged the second movement for string orchestra--Adagio for Strings. The first orchestral performance was by Toscanini and the N.B.C. Orchestra in 1938. It has been widely performed. The Quartet is in two movements--fast and slow. At the close of the second movement there is a somewhat extended coda based on material of the first movement.
CONCERTS
CHORAL UNION SERIES. Dorothy Maynor, Soprano, will be heard Saturday evening, February 3; Westminster Choir, Sunday afternoon, February 11; and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Desire' Defauw, Conductor, Monday evening, March 19.
THE FIFTY-SECOND ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL, consisting of six concerts, will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3, 4, 5, and 6. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor, and 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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