Event

Fragments with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

April 26-May 5, 2018

Description

Artistic Partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja leads a program that explores the mystery behind various incomplete musical fragments. The last part of Bach’s magnum opus, his Art of Fugue, trails off mysteriously mid-sentence just as Bach embarks on a complex fugue that contains his musical signature. Fragments of a German chorale (“Immortal Victims”) haunt Hartmann’s tragic Concerto funebre, and Kopatchinskaja intersperses selections from Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments between the movements of Mozart’s most dramatic symphony. Schubert wrote just forty bars of an Andante that was meant to follow his brilliant Quartettsatz, a tantalizingly beautiful fragment that will end the concert.

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach
Contrapunctus XIV from The Art of Fugue

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Concerto funebre

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, (K. 550) [revised version]

György Kurtág
Selections from Kafka Fragments

Franz Schubert
String Quartet in C minor, Quartettsatz

Times & Locations

April 26, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Stillwater

April 27, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Eden Prairie

April 29, 2018 – 2:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

May 1, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Apple Valley

May 2, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Carleton College

May 4, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

May 5, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

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