C09 The B Factor
May 2, 2022
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Printers Way, Kingston ACT 2604
In Association with
Presented by ABC Radio Canberra
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok, so why not Beach? The late romantic glow of her very Brahmsian Piano Quintet from 1907 is an impressive statement by a woman who commanded respect in her days, yet suffered oblivion soon after. This classic program also revives Brahms’ most popular pages amidst Bach’s homage to sheep, Beethoven’s homage to Waldstein and Bartok’s most grippingly taut string quartet.
J.S. Bach, arr. Neeman, Sheep may safely graze BWV 208
Ludwig van Beethoven, 8 Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein WoO 67
Johannes Brahms, Four Hungarian Dances
Allegretto – Vivo
Vivace – Piú presto
Béla Bartók, String Quartet nr 4
Prestissimo, con sordino
Non troppo lento
— interval —
Amy Beach, Piano Quintet op 67 in F#
Adagio – Allegro moderato
Allegro agitato – Adagio come prima – Presto
Edward and Stephanie Neeman, piano
Alma Moodie Quartet
New Zealand String Quartet
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Artist Alma Moodie Quartet
Artist New Zealand String Quartet
Celebrating its 35th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.
The group's extensive discography includes the complete quartets of Mendelssohn, Bartok, Berg, Brahms, Janacek and Lilburn on the Naxos label, works by Ravel, Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Wolf, Tan Dun, Takemitsu, Gao Ping, and Zoltan Szekely as well as many NZ compositions.
The Quartet tours regularly in the UK, Europe and North America as well as to Mexico, Curaçao, Japan, Korea, and China, and made many visits to Australia, including the festivals in Townsville and Canberra.
As Quartet-in-Residence and teachers at the New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī at Victoria University of Wellington since 1991, as well as running two intensive chamber music courses annually, the Quartet has had a profound effect on generations of New Zealand’s string players and composers.