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"1913: A year of revolution in music and the arts" by Michael Arnowitt, Pianist

Mar 25, 2014
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Music Bldg A200 (Recital Hall)

Michael Arnowitt, pianist -

If you were alive in 1913, what sort of music might you have heard? Pianist Michael Arnowitt performs a fascinating program of contrasting pieces by six great composers, all music written in the single year 1913. Featured on this program is the complete first half of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, "The Adoration of the Earth," in Michael Arnowitt's extraordinary piano transcription. The famous riot that took place at the premiere of the Rite of Spring by the Russian Ballet in Paris was part of a turbulent, edgy time in all the arts. Other pieces on the program include music by Claude
Debussy, Erik Satie, Sergei Rachmaninov, Leo Ornstein, and Charles Ives, chronicling the diverse romantic, expressionist, post-impressionist, futurist, mystical, and surrealist art currents of this vibrant era, a true crossroads time between the old and the new.

For more information, contact Professor Tom Simone at 802-656-4441 or tom.simone@uvm.edu.

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