Black Angels

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ERIC BATES, Violin | MARI LUNDE, Violin | CATERINA LONGHI, Viola | TED NELSON, Cello

In observance of Veteran’s Day, concert:nova programs Black Angels by Grammy and Pulitzer award winning avant-garde composer George Crumb. The work was written in 1970 at the height of the Vietnam War, is subtitled "Thirteen Images from the Dark Land", and draws us in to the idea of struggle between “good” and “evil” with “God-music” And “Devil-music”. The work makes use of Crumb’s love of numerology and unconventional instruments, with the string quartet playing percussion instruments, like the maracas, glass rods, thimbles, paper clips and tam-tams, as well as crystal glasses. David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet pronounced the work "something wild, something scary" and "absolutely the right music to play."

Crumb’s work references the second movement of Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 “Death and the Maiden”, which we will perform to accompany Black Angels.


TWO PERFORMANCES

November 4, 2018  |  2pm
Woodward Theater
1404 Main St. Cincinnati OH 45202

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November 5, 2018  |  7pm
Woodward Theater
1404 Main St. Cincinnati OH 45202

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Program

The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert
Black Angels (Images I) for electric string quartet *(1970) by George Crumb