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Language and Thinking (L&T) Program presents

Helena Baillie, violin, and Tanya Gabrielian, piano, Bard College Conservatory of Music “Out of the Abyss: Stravinsky and Schnittke Reframe the Past in Pulcinella and Suite in the Old Style”

Friday, August 23, 2013

In this concert lecture, Helena Baillie and Tanya Gabrielian explore how Igor Stravinsky and Alfred Schnittke recast music of the Baroque period through a 20th-century lens, using modern techniques such as irregular rhythmic patterns and chromaticism within the structure and tonality of 18th-century music. After applying the constraints of Baroque forms through stylized dance patterns and the tonal progressions of a basso continuo, Stravinsky and Schnittke inserted subtle, playful and often ironic references to the language of 20th-century music, thus asserting their creative freedom within a narrowly established framework.

For more information, call 845-758-7141, or e-mail ap2652@bard.edu.

Location: Olin Hall