UMS Digital Presentations
Streaming Through Dec 31
Enjoy a special holiday reprise of the Takács Quartet’s recent UMS Digital Presentation, featuring works by Florence Price, Mozart, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Bartók, and Debussy.
Mozart String Quartet in d minor, K. 421/417b (Mvt. i)
Coleridge-Taylor Five Fantasiestücke, Op. 5 (Mvts. i, iii)
Price String Quartet No. 2 in a minor (Mvt. ii)
Bartók Quartet No. 1 (Mvt. iii)
Debussy String Quartet in g minor (Mvts. iii, iv)
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Behind the Music
Kira Thurman, U-M Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literature and author of the forthcoming book Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, is a classically-trained pianist who grew up in Vienna. She gives an overview of all of the works featured on the Takács Quartet Concert program, highlighting composers Florence Price and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and talks with Takács Quartet violinist Harumi Rhodes about some of the challenges of obtaining scores and critical editions of works by Black composers.
Edward and Natalie Surovell