[ Faculty Artist Performance ]
Debussy: Enemies and Friends
Friday, July 27 • 8:00PM • Music Shed
|Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G Major, Op 168
String Quartet in g minor, Op 10
Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet
Debussy once said: “I have a horror of sentimentality and cannot forget that its name is Saint-Saëns.” On the other hand, Saint-Saëns said of Debussy: “He cultivated an absence of style, logic, and common sense.” You be the judge. Saint-Saëns’ bassoon sonata displays the traditional elegance that brought him into the A-list of late 19th century composers. Debussy’s only String Quartet is a masterwork with which he established an entirely new artistic direction in music, the ‘impressionist’ style. The Chausson concerto is a large-scale work for small forces (unique in chamber music repertoire) by one of Saint-Saëns’ friends, and an admirer and friend of Debussy — until they had a falling out, which didn’t seem to affect things too much as Debussy never ceased to admire Chausson’s music.
Come Early for a Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry
7:00PM • Battell Recital Hall
Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to this evening’s program.
Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)