Music and Museum - Bechtler Ensemble: Duets

Music and Museum - Bechtler Ensemble: Duets



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Join the Bechtler Ensemble as they perform some of the best loved duets from the chamber music canon. Romantic Duets will be performed on Sunday, January 22 as part of the Music and Museum series. Accompanying cellist Tanja Bechtler will be Anatoly Larkin on piano.

The duet will play favorite baroque, classical and romantic duets by J.S. Bach, Richard Strauss and Sergey Rachmaninoff along with Dance of Marosszék, an homage to folk music from the Slovakian region by Hungarian composer, Zoltán Kodály. Kodály crafted instrumental arrangements from traditional vocal folk music that could be heard in nearly every village in the region. These “dance-songs”, most popular before World War I, are suggestive of the image of Transylvania, once called “Fairyland”.

Tanja wishes to dedicate the concert the training of Practice HORA, an evolutionary sustainable health practice that interconnects the body, mind and nervous system.

Watch Vásáry Tamás perform Dance of Marosszék below:


Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Dances of Marosszék
I. Kezdodik a mese (The Fairy Tale Begins)
II. Becsiharangjatek (Viennese Musical Clock)
III. Dal (Song)
IV. Napoleon cstaja (The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon)
V. Kozjatek (Intermezzo)
VI. Acsaszarui udvar bevonulasa (Entrance of the Emperor and his Court) 

Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Selections from Cello Suites No. 1 - No. 6

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV115
1. Allegro con brio

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
2 Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 2 (Danse Orientale) 


Concerts are performed at 6 p.m. in the fourth-floor gallery. General seating will be available at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar being available at the same time.


Tickets are $12 per person for the public and just $8 per person for museum members. Buy Tickets online, by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.

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