Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Learn Bartok String quartets with an interactive web feature

This summer I discovered a wonderful interactive website produced by Carnegie Hall.
It offers all kinds of advice for performing Bartok String quartets.
Since Chamber Orchestra will be taking on Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta in the spring, it would be a great way to brush up your string techniques by visiting this site.

The Emerson String Quartet: The Bartók Quartets
A Guide for Performers & Music Lovers

Explore the six string quartets of Bela Bartók through the vision of the Emerson String Quartet in this amalgamation of video footage, written commentary, and animated score. Much of the video was taken during a workshop given by the Emerson members in 2003 and has been supplemented with additional video of Emerson members and others speaking about the quartets.
This site is intended for performers who are preparing these pieces as well as listeners and concertgoers who wish to learn more about the Bartók quartets and about the many musical decisions that must be made in order to perform these demanding works.

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