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3/30/2016 - Folk-Inspired Modernism

3/30/2016 - Folk-Inspired Modernism

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Music Matters, Witold Lutosławski, Rosemary Hardy, Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard and Katalin Károlyi, Amadinda Percussion Group.

This week, Music Matters brings you three wonderful song cycles by modernist composers inspired by folk poetry and literature.


Five Songs, by Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
Performers: Paulina Swierczek, soprano, and Wei-Han Wu, piano

Six Turkish Folk Poems, by Theo Loevendie (b. 1930)
Performers: Rosemary Hardy, soprano, with Nieuw Ensemble, conducted by Ed Spanjaard

Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel (With Pipes, Drums, and Fiddles), by György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Performers: Katalin Károlyi, mezzo-soprano, and the Amadinda Percussion Group

Image: "Making Music" by Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952)