OPUS ONE plays Dvorák, Hadyn, Hartke
For a taste of the congeniality, brilliance, and sheer joy of chamber music, listen in this week as guest host Jorja Fleezanis welcomes OPUS ONE, an ensemble of four soloists whose collaboration always yields astonishing performances. Violinist Ida Kavafian, violist Steven Tenenbom, cellist Peter Wiley, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott will play the breathtaking "Gypsy Rondo" presto from Haydn's Trio G major (H. XV:25), the enchanting opening movement of Antonín Dvorák's Piano Quartet in E flat major (Op. 87), and living composer Stephen Hartke's sensually profound 1988 work The King of the Sun, including the imaginatively titled movements "Personages in the night guided by the phosphorescent tracks of snails" and "The flames of the sun make the desert flower hysterical."
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Franz Joseph Haydn: Trio G major, H. XV:25-IV. Finale "Gypsy Rondo"
- Antonín Dvorák: Quartet for piano, violin, viola, and cello in E flat, Op. 87
— I. Allegro con fuoco
- Stephen Hartke: The King of the Sun
— I. "Personages in the night guided by the phosphorescent tracks of snails"
— II. "Dutch interior"
— III. "Dancer listening to the organ in a Gothic cathedral"
— IV. "The flames of the sun make the desert flower hysterical"
— V. "Personages and birds rejoicing at the arrival of night"