Jan 27 - Jan 30 2011
Schoenberg's Playlist

Jannuary 27, 28, 29, 30
Based on Arnoid Schoenberg's private concert series that presented some of the seminal works of the 20C, works will be conducted by composers from the canon and from lesser-known composers, replicating as closely as possible their original context. The festival will feature four days of concerts with a musicology colloquium talk by renowned Schoenberg specialist Michael Friedmann from Yale, and pre-concert lectures by Michael Friedmann, Roger Moseley, and PhD student Mike Lee.

Thursday, Jan. 27, 12:30, B-20, Lincoln Hall:
Recital of works for piano from 1903-1915 by Bartok, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, and Scriabin, performed by students of Xak Bjerken.

Friday Jan. 28, 1:30 pm. B-20, Lincoln Hall:
Combination Musicology Colloquium and Composer’s Forum with talks by Michael Friedmann (Yale) and Mike Lee (Cornell) on performance practice issues in Schoenberg and Webern’s piano music.

Friday, Jan. 28, 8 pm, Barnes Hall:
Pre-concert talk at 7:15 with Michael Friedmann, Roger Moseley, and Mike Lee. Songs by Webern, Schreker, Schoenberg, and Zemlinsky Calloway/Bjerken. Berg Quartet, op.3 (1910) Daedalus String Quartet
Webern Variations for Piano, op. 27  Mike Lee
Karl Weigl Quartet No. 3 in A Major, op. 4 (1903) Daedalus Quartet

Saturday, Jan. 29, 5 pm, Johnson Museum:
Viennese food for purchase provided by Dano’s Heuriger, and special display of Kandinsky’s  “Small Worlds” paintings.

Berg Four Pieces, op.5   for clarinet/piano Richard Faria/Bjerken
Szymanowski Romance in D Major, op. 23 for violin/piano NicholasDiEugenio/Bjerken
Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet Daedalus Quartet
Schoenberg Five Pieces, op. 23  Michael Friedmann, piano
Johann Strauss’ Kaiser Waltzes (arr. Schoenberg)

Sunday, Jan. 30, 3 pm Barnes Hall:
Songs by Debussy, Berg, and Korngold, 12 minutes Calloway/Bjerken
Korngold violin sonata, op 6 (1913) 36 minutes Joseph Lin/Miri Yampolsky
Debussy Nocturnes for 4 hands Bjerken/Yiran Wang
Mahler Songs of A Wayfarer, arr. Sch (1920) conducted by Jeff Meyer with Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano.

For full details, see: www.music.cornell.edu/calendar