Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Conservatory Visiting Artists: Tony Arnold, soprano, and Gábor Csalog, piano, perform György Kurtág's The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza and songs by Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, and Charles Ives
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
A short cycle of songs by Barber, Carter, Copland, and Ives, followed by a performance of The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, with introductory remarks by Peter Laki, visiting associate professor of music. The noted soprano Tony Arnold, a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center with more than 30 discs of contemporary works to her credit, will be joined by Gábor Csalog, a distinguished Hungarian pianist and faculty member at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
György Kurtág's (b. 1926)The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7, for soprano and piano (1963–-68) has been described as the most significant piece of music composed in Hungary since the death of Bartók in 1945. Péter Bornemisza was a persecuted reform preacher in sixteenth-century Hungary who wrote about moral duty, sin, fear and death. The cantata is divided into four sections: Confession, Sin, Death and Spring.
Free and open to the public.
Download: Tony Arnold and Gabor Csalog Program II.doc
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building