Washington, D.C. – 02/03/12 – Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium – Cygnus Ensemble

Cygnus Ensemble
Friday, February 3, 2012
8:00pm -
Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Washington, D.C.
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CYGNUS ENSEMBLE with guest artists Miranda Cuckson, violin; Daniel Panner, viola; and Blair McMillen, piano

From the Library’s Fritz Kreisler Collection – seldom-heard chamber music by the Austrian master, presented with a new Library commission by Harold Meltzer, co-founder of the Sequitur ensemble. The poignant 1919 String Quartet, Kreisler said, “is my gift to Vienna.” Alongside it, Meltzer’s Kreisleriana, for violin and piano, and his “haunting, continually inventive” sextet Brion, which made several “best of 2010” lists. Plus a guest artist, Kreisler’s incomparable Guarneri del Gesù violin.Image: Meltzer and Kreisler

KREISLER: violin and piano pieces
MELTZER: Kreisleriana (World Premiere - Library of Congress McKim Fund commission)
MELTZER: Brion (Washington Premiere)
KREISLER: String Quartet in A minor

Pre-concert presentation - 6:15 pm - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Harold Meltzer talks about his new work with Cygnus founder William Anderson.

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