bid them dance and bid them sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev
February 1, 2015
Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.
Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano
Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello & piano
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & bass, Op. 39
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs after Pablo Neruda for oboe & bass
Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87