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Four By Four For Four, Part III

Part III Another fundamental cycle of music of the string quartet repertoire is the set of six quartets by Béla Bartók (1881-1945).  Like the collection of Beethoven quartets, Bartók’s cycle spans the length of his compositional career.  Bartók developed in … Continue reading

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A Trip To The Symphony

The brown coat of a man brushes past audience members as he moves toward the stage.  What is going on?  This is an orchestra concert, and there is no mosh pit!  Why is this guy out of his seat?  “Ode … Continue reading

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Allegro Barbaro

The music of Béla Bartók is a huge influence on my musical identity.  It began in college, but strangely enough, my first exposure to Bartók was not in music school.  I can remember clearly the first time I heard the … Continue reading

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