“Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904): Lyricism and Nationalism” Concert at Occidental College, Monday 11/11 at 12:45pm

November 10, 2013

Please Join Me!

“Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904): Lyricism and Nationalism”
Junko and LA Phil Friends

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:45pm
Bird Studio, Occidental College


Waldesruhe (Forest Quietude): Adagio

David Garrett, cello
Junko Ueno Garrett, piano

Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
Allegro, ma non tanto
Dumka: Andante con moto
Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
Finale: Allegro

Jin-Shan Dai and Johnny Lee, violins
Ben Ullery, viola
David Garrett, cello
Junko Ueno Garrett, piano

Waldesruhe is arranged by the composer for cello and piano in 1893 from the fifth movement of the suite “from the Bohemian Forest”, Op. 68, for piano 4 hands. The Piano Quintet, acknowledged as one of the masterpieces in this form, was written in 1887 and premiered in 1888 in Prague. It shows Dvorak’s personal form of expressive lyricism as well as elements from Czech folk music. Characteristically, those elements include elements of song and dance, though not actual folk tunes; instead. Dvorak created original melodies in an authentic folk style.

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