Charles Ives (1874 – 1954) is undoubtedly the father-figure of North-American modern music. Ahead of its time, his music was innovative, daring and explorative. One of his greatest works, the Trio that opens this concert, is a reflection on the composer’s time at Yale University.
It was Ives that encouraged the late great Elliott Carter (1908 – 2012) to study composition. Carter’s short Figment II recalls fragmentarily bits of Ives’ Concord Sonata and Hallowe’en – two Ives pieces he particularly loved.
As an internationally-renowned contemporary ensemble, BCMG has premiered over 170 works from many of the world’s leading composers – including the world premiere of Carter’s last ever work, Epigrams, at the 2013 Aldeburgh Music Festival.
Charles Ives: Piano Trio
II. TSIAJ (“This scherzo is a joke”). Presto
III. Moderato con moto.
John Cage: Water Music
Morton Feldman: Durations II
Elliott Carter: Figment II Remembering Mr. Ives
Elliott Carter: Epigrams
Introductions during the concert: Stephan Meier, BCMG Artistic Director
This concert is part of St David’s Hall’s Contemporary Lunchtime Concerts, which are supported by Arts Council of Wales with a ‘Pay What You Will’ price tag.
Booking No. 029 2087 8444
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