UMS Concert Program, January 26, 1946: Sixth Annual Chamber Music Festival -- Budapest String Quartet
Complete Series: 2919
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACTING CONDUCTOR
Third Concert 1945-1946 Complete Series 2919
Chamber Music Festival
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET
Josef Roismann, First Violin Boris Kroyt, Viola
Edgar Ortenberg, Second Violin Mischa Schneider, Violoncello
Saturday Evening, January 26, 1946, at 8:30
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5......Beethoven
Allegro Menuetto Andante cantabile Allegro
Quartet............. . Piston
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 51........Dvorak
Allegro ma non troppo Dumka--andante con moto Romanze--andante con moto Finale--allegro assai
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
The Second Quartet was composed at Belraont, Massachusetts, in 193S; and was first performed in the spring of that year by the Chardon Quartet.
The work is in three movements--the first and last in the key of A, and the second in C. The first movement opens with a slow introduction, the two violins presenting the melodic ideas which subsequently become the themes of the main body of the movement, an allegro in sonata form. In the second movement, adagio molto e con espressione, there is but one theme, developed in long lines. The introductory phrase, somewhat in the character of a recitative, returns at the end as a coda. The finale, allegro giusto, is in rondo form with two themes, whose dance-like rhythms are exploited throughout.
CHORAL UNION SERIES. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, De'sinS Defauw, Conductor, Thursday, January 31; Artur Schnabel, Pianist, Wednesday, February 13; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Karl Krueger, Conductor, Monday, March 11.
THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL, consisting of six concerts, will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor and Alexander Hilsberg, Associate Conductor; the Choral Union, Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor; and the Youth Chorus, Marguerite Hood, Conductor, will participate.
Soloists will include:
Bidu Sayao, Anne Brown, and Ruth Diehl, Sopranos Rosalind Nadell and Jean Watson, Contraltos Jussi Bjoerling and William Hain, Tenors Salvatore Baccaloni and Nicola Moscona, Basses Nathan Milstein, Violinist William Kapell, Pianist
For further information, please communicate with the University Musical Society, Charles A. Sink, President, Burton Memorial Tower.