Time as Memory

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Panelists:

  • Prof. Peter Child, composer (MIT), moderator
  • Deborah Stein, music theorist (New England Conservatory)
  • Bruce Brubaker, pianist (New England Conservatory)

Includes performance demonstrations of the following works:

Antonín Dvořák. String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97 ("American")
Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Roger Tapping, viola; Marcus Thompson, viola; Andrew Mark, violincello

Peter Child. Skyscraper Symphony.
Harumi Rhodes, violin; Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Andrew Mark, violincello

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Concert

Concert recordings are courtesy of the Boston Chamber Music Society, used with permission.

WORKS CONCERT RECORDINGS Context & RESOURCES

Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 3

I. Allegro con brio

II. Andante

III. Menuetto - Allegretto

VI. Adagio

V. Menuetto - Moderato

VI. Finale - Allegro

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Roger Tapping, viola; Andrew Mark, violincello

Program context: Response to Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat, K.563 from about five years earlier

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Peter Child, Skyscraper Symphony

Skyscraper Symphony

Harumi Rhodes, violin; Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Andrew Mark, violincello

Program context: For string quartet, accompanying 1929 black and white film about New York City skyscrapers

Clip from film Skyscraper Symphony (Robert Florey, 1929)

Antonín Dvořák, String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, "The American"

I. Allegro non tanto

II. Allegro vivo

III. Larghetto

IV. Finale - Allegro giusto

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Roger Tapping, viola; Marcus Thompson, viola; Andrew Mark, violincello

Program context: Evokes images of the 1890s American West

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