Woman and child in the snow.
Here as a duo: Ruth Crawford Seeger with her son Mike in the snow, ca. 1935 | Picture: peggyseeger.com

Concert information

Musikfest Berlin


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A matinée of chamber music – but in this case a special event: in a strictly choreographed concert design, the Ensemble Modern traces the numerous experimental forms that composer Ruth Crawford Seeger employed in her brief career in the interwar years, from dissonant counterpoint to serial techniques. The third part of this portrait series presents the US composer’s chamber works.


Artists

Ensemble Modern


Programme

Ruth Crawford Seeger
String Quartet

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Sonata for violin and piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Little Waltz for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Litte Lullaby for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Jumping the Rope (Playtime) for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Whirligig for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
We Dance Together for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Mr Crow and Miss Wren Go for a Walk (A Little Study in Short Trills) for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Caprice for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Piano Sonata

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 1 for solo oboe or solo flute: 1st Movement

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 1 for solo oboe or solo flute: 2nd Movement

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 2 for bassoon and cello

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 1 for solo oboe or solo flute: 3rd Movement

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 1 for solo oboe or solo flute: 4th Movement

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Kaleidoscopic Changes on an Original Theme, Ending with a Fugue for piano

Interval

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Suite for Wind Quintet

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Five Canons for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 3 for two clarinets

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Theme and Variations for piano

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 4 for oboe and cello

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Piano Study in Mixed Accents

Ruth Crawford Seeger
Nine Preludes for piano


Additional information

An event by Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest BerlinSupported by the Capital Cultural FundEnsemble Modern would like to thank the Library of Congress in Washington for its kind support in researching Ruth Crawford Seeger’s music.



Chamber Music Hall

Introduction
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