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National Philharmonic Chamber Players (Oct. 21st, 2018 3pm)

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Episode 1: What is a Melody?

“It’s the whole meal so to speak: when you think of music, you think of melody right away,” says Mr. Bernstein. On this concert, Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpieces, both early and late works for string quartet, provide the melodic inspiration for contemporary quartets by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and and Russian icon Alfred Schnittke. Bernstein’s commentary on how composers build a melody helps guide us on this exploration.


L.V. Beethoven – String Quartet Op. 18 no. 6
Caroline Shaw – Blueprint (2016)
Alfred Schnittke – String Quartet no. 3 (1983)
L.V. Beethoven – Große Fuge, op. 133

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October 21
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm