Fragments with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

April 26-May 5, 2018


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 between the movements of Mozart’s most dramatic symphony. To celebrate the SPCO’s recent Grammy® win for its Death and the Maiden recording with Kopatchinskaja, the second half of the concert will begin with the second movement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet, in a string orchestra arrangement from the Grammy-winning album.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Contrapunctus XIV from The Art of Fugue

György Kurtág
Selected Works

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Concerto funebre

Franz Schubert
Death and the Maiden Quartet for String Orchestra

György Kurtág
Selected Works

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

Times & Locations

April 26, 2018 – 7:30 PM

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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