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20th Century Music Innovation

Date: 07-04-2018 Saturday 8pm

Venue: Dom Pedro V Theatre

Carter: Brass Quintet (1974)
Ives: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 57
Stravinsky: Octet for Wind instruments
Barber: Serenade for String orchestra , Op. 1

Into the 20th century, conceptual innovations and drastic changes in artistic style gave chamber music a new vitality. This concert presents works by four American composers. Samuel Barber embodied the more traditional, lyrical style of composition; Igor Stravinskywas a leading figure in the neoclassical field; with his avant-garde innovations, Charles Ives was a great pioneer in the modern American music scene and, last but not least, Elliott Carter is a representative of the post-war composers, more radical and full of experimental spirit. Although with traditional formal titles the four pieces highlight the trend of co-existence of styles in that eclectic era.

Approximately 1 hour, no interval