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100 Years of Composing in America

 04 February 2017 at 1pm 

100 Years of Composing in America

St David's Hall
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
United Kingdom
029 2087 8444

Lena Zeliszewska Violin
Ulrich Heinen Cello
John Snijders Piano

Charles Ives (1874 – 1954) is undoubtedly the father-figure of North-American modern music. Ahead of its time, his music was innovative, daring and explorative. One of his greatest works, the Trio that opens this concert, is a reflection on the composer’s time at Yale University.

It was Ives that encouraged the late great Elliott Carter (1908 – 2012) to study composition. Carter’s short Figment II recalls fragmentarily bits of Ives’ Concord Sonata and Hallowe’en – two Ives pieces he particularly loved.

As an internationally-renowned contemporary ensemble, BCMG has premiered over 170 works from many of the world’s leading composers – including the world premiere of Carter’s last ever work, Epigrams, at the 2013 Aldeburgh Music Festival.

Charles Ives : Piano Trio
John Cage : Water Music
Morton Feldman : Durations II
Elliott Carter : Figment II Remembering Mr. Ives
Elliott Carter : Epigrams

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