Wed, Mar 21 –

Time’s Arrow II: Webern

Saint Paul’s Chapel

The complete works of Austrian serialist composer Anton Webern are the focus of a two-year span of the Time’s Arrow Festival in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The festival presents Webern’s works alongside those of the early contrapuntal composers whose direct descendant he considered himself to be, as well as a sampling of works by the later composers he inspired. The festival’s examination of Webern and the turbulent times in which he lived explores how an artist’s work relates to personal politics and whether the two spheres can be separated.

Program: Chamber Music

Webern: 4 Stücke für Violine und Klavier, Op.7
Epstein: Oil and Sugar
Webern: 3 kleine Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier, Op.11
Holliger: Harp Sequenza
Webern: Quartet, Op. 22
Webern: Variationen für Klavier, Op.27
Epstein: Wonders of the invisible world
Rouse: Compline

NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, conductor


Saint Paul’s Chapel

Broadway and Fulton Street
New York, NY

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