Intimate Voices

Intimate Voices

It’s an afternoon of chamber music as the NWS Fellows perform works for strings and winds. Ernest Bloch infused his intense Piano Quintet with haunted agitation, believing that “art is the outlet of the mystical, emotional needs of the human spirit.” Woodwinds have all the fun in Bohuslav Martinů’s jovial Sextet that features a rapid flute dancing with the piano. Written at a time when his life was plagued with uncertainties, Jean Sibelius’ String Quartet is at times relentless, resigned, hopeful and heart-wrenching.

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