Bohuslav Martinů: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315
composition title : Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315
Composer : Bohuslav Martinů | Conductor : (ROCO)
ROCO's Connections series continued March 11 with "Journey to America", livestreamed in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, including chamber works by Bohuslav Martinů, Tom Hinck, and Milad Yousufi.
Martinů's Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, written in 1947 during his years in America, pays tribute to Mozart, with its Neoclassical style and graceful charm.
Listen for the lilting motion in triple meter, and simple tonality of the melody, which embody the elements of Czech folk song appearing throughout Martinů’s career.
In the composer’s words: ”I am always more myself in pure chamber music. I cannot express what pleasure it gives me when I start work and begin to handle four instrumental parts. In a quartet one feels at home. Outside it may be raining and darkness is falling but these four voices take no heed. They are independent, free to do what they like, free to create a unity, a new harmonious note."
Featuring musicians Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Maureen Nelson, violin; Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello; and Chelsea De Souza, piano.
Tim Hinck: Fanfare for Rosa
composition title : Fanfare for Rosa
Composer : Tim Hinck | Conductor : (ROCO)
"ROCO's Connections series continued March 11 with ""Journey to America"", livestreamed in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, and opening with Tim Hinck’s “Fanfare for Rosa”—a 2018 work commissioned by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, written based on interviews the composer conducted with migrant children, recalling their experiences of entering the United States from South and Central America for the first time.
Featuring musicians Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Maureen Nelson, violin; Suzanne LeFevre, viola; Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello; and Chelsea De Souza, piano.
The short, emotionally-charged, fanfare echoes their own journeys, first tinged with terror and trauma, then developing in strength and optimism over its course, to a hope-filled musical response to the immigrant crisis.
Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tim Hinck is a composer, pianist, and a former Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands. His musical compositions and multimedia performances have been presented across the U.S. and abroad in Spain and the Netherlands. Explore his music at: https://timhinck.com/"