Music at the Bauhaus: A Concert
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
The interdisciplinary innovations in design, movement, and performance that were characteristic of the Bauhaus had a great impact on the era’s musical vanguard. Several significant composers had ties to the Bauhaus and many others were represented in Bauhaus performances, forging an entirely new musical language that incorporated the school’s unique ethos. In this concert, which accompanies the exhibition Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity, Maria Tegzes, soprano, and Geoffrey Burleson, pianist and Director of Performance Studies and Coordinator of Piano Studies, Music Department, Hunter College, City University of New York, perform selected Bauhaus musical compositions. The program includes pieces by George Antheil, Ferruccio Busoni, Paul Hindemith, Ernst Krenek, Arnold Schoenberg, and Oskar Schlemmer. Burleson also offers introductory commentary, setting the historical context for music at the Bauhaus.
In conjunction with the exhibition Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity
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