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Faculty pay tribute to composer Alfred Schnittke in Nov. 19th concert

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Alfred Schnittke

The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents a concert of music by Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998) commemorating the 80th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Sarita Kwok, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; Ole Akahoshi, cello; and Wei-Yi Yang, piano will play three of Schnittke’s duos for strings and piano. This concert offers a relatively rare opportunity to hear a full evening of work by the Soviet composer.

Schnittke focused mainly on chamber music, particularly the human-like voices of string instruments. He developed a polystylistic approach that combined and juxtaposed styles from across eras. The violinist Midori has written that “Schnittke saw music as a chronicling of human life and of the history that shaped it.” MORE

Published November 14, 2014
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Violinists from the Yale Baroque Ensemble perform virtuoso program Nov. 18 & 19

Yale Baroque Ensemble 2014-15The Yale School of Music will present members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble in a baroque violin recital on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 and 19. Each performance takes place at 5:30 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).

The recital features violinists Hyejin Koh and Seul-A Lee, both current members of the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. They will be joined by Christopher Hwang, baroque cello; Stephen Gamboa, harpsichord; and Arash Noori, theorbo. MORE

Published November 14, 2014
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