Time as the Subject and Substance

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Panelists:

  • Prof. Ellen Harris, music historian (MIT), moderator
  • Prof. Lewis Lockwood, music historian (Harvard)
  • Prof. Stephen Tapscott, poet (MIT)
  • Paul Matisse, sculptor/public artist

Includes performance demonstrations of the following works:

W. A. Mozart. Oboe Quartet in F major, K.370.
Peggy Pearson, oboe; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Joshua Gordon, violincello

Lukas Foss. "O Mensch, gib Acht," from Time Cycle.
Judith Kellock, soprano; Michael Norsworthy, clarinet; Joshua Gordon, violincello; Mihae Lee, celesta & piano; Robert Schulz, percussion

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Concert

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

WORKS Selected CONCERT RECORDINGS Context & RESOURCES
W. A. Mozart, Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Rondeau

Peggy Pearson, oboe; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Joshua Gordon, violincello

Program context: Contains the juxtaposition of 6/8 and 4/4 in the last movement

Public domain scores

Charles Loeffler, Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano

 

Program context: Based on two dark poems by poet Maurice Rollinat

Public domain scores

William Grant Still, Suite for Violin and Piano   Inspired by sculpture of public works artists
Lukas Foss, Time Cycle   Song settings of four poems about time