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MUSIC IN TRAKAI CASTLE Concert Series

MUSIC IN TRAKAI CASTLE Concert Series

2010 June 20, Sunday, 16.00
Trakai Castle Hall, Vilnius
Performers
Programme
MUSIC IN TRAKAI CASTLE Concert Series

Performers:

ČIURLIONIS QUARTET

JUDITA LEITAITĖ (mezzo-soprano)

Programme:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465  (\"Dissonance\")

JEAN BAPTISTE WECKERLIN – Two Bergerettes

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART –  An Chloë, song for voice and piano, K. 524 (text by Johann Georg Jacobi)

JOSEPH HAYDN – String Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Hob. III:77 (\"Emperor\" or \"Kaiser\")

JEROME KERN – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes from the operetta Roberta

MICHEL LEGRAND – I Will Wait for You from the music for the film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

STEPHEN COLLINS FOSTER – Beautiful Dreamer

Part of the MUSIC IN TRAKAI CASTLE series

In their programme, the Čiurlionis Quartet and mezzo-soprano Judita Leitaitė combine string quartets by Viennese classics and vocal music genres from various epochs and Western cultures. Along with German Lied (Mozart), 18th c. French pastoral songs (Weckerlin), tunes from musical film (Legrand), aria from American operetta (Kern) and popular song (Foster) the performers offer classical string quartets by Haydn and Mozart. Kaiser quartet from Haydn’s cycle of six quartets dedicated to Hungarian Count Joseph Erdödy departs from the expected sonata form and concentrates on the thematic homogeneity in a seamless fabric of motivic dialogues between the instruments (the quartet’s claim to fame was the second movement’s theme – the anthem God Save the Emperor Franz today known as a national anthem of Germany). Dissonance quartet (its title was conditioned by the slow and charged introduction in which the pulsating cello line becomes a root for harmony of unresolved dissonances) from Mozart’s six quartets dedicated to Haydn erased the separation between the “old style” polyphonic counterpoint (with strictly independent voices) and simplicity of melody and accompaniment of the “new style” (with hierarchy of separate voices).

Organised in association with:

Trakai History Museum

Tourism, Health and Entertainment Centre \"Trasalis\"

Check here for available discounts.

Ticket prices
Lt 20 (EUR 5,79); Lt 25 (EUR 7,24)
 
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