Sunday Chatter (formerly Church of Beethoven)

Event Details

Sunday Chatter (formerly Church of Beethoven)

Time: December 9, 2012 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Factory on 5th, The Kosmos
Street: 1715 5th St NW
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map:
Event Type: music, and, poetry
Organized By: E Cline
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2012

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

String Quartets

As with the Symphony, the String Quartet as a genre is dominated by the contributions of the Germanic Masters: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms.  These composers contributed dozens of masterpieces for what is possibly the most well-known and beloved of chamber music configurations.  In contrast, the French masters Debussy and Ravel contributed a total of two works for the string quartet; one quartet each.  In spite of this extreme inequality in quantity, these two contributions leave nothing to be desired as far as quality: these are some of the most skillfully crafted and emotionally satisfying works an concert-goer will ever encounter.


This week’s featured quartet, Debussy's String Quartet Op. 10, was composed in 1893, and exhibits a broad range of influences, from the cyclic motive usage of fellow Frenchman Cesar Franck, to the modal harmonies found in Javanese Gamelan ensembles.  Cast in four movements, the work is broad ranging in it's emotional affect-particularly striking are the floating climaxes of the third movement, titled  "Andantino, doucement expressif," which will take your breath away.

The poet this week will be James Burbank. Educator, professional writer, editor, fiction writer, and poet Burbank has written and published over 200 articles for publications such as “The World & I magazine.” “New York Times,” “Los Angeles Herald-Examiner,” “National Catholic Reperter,” and “New Mexico Magazine.” He is a author of “Vanishing Lobo: The Mexican Wolf and the Southwest,” and “Retirement New Mexico,” New Mexico Magazine press’s best selling book now in its fourth edition.  His poetry and fiction have appeared in “Fish Drum,” “Attaboy,” “Active Anthology,” and “Adobe Walls.” As as satirist, he has appeared at the Cell Theater. Burbank teaches at UNM where he serves as the Director of the Professional Writing Internship Program.

Sunday Chatter Admission prices are $15 regular, $9 for those under 30, and $5 for children under 12--includes refreshments. The Frequent Attender Pass gives patrons 11 admissions for the price of 10 and can be purchased at the Chatter website,


Comment Wall


RSVP for Sunday Chatter (formerly Church of Beethoven) to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Attending (1)

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

What happened to DCF Groups? 2 Replies

Started by vinceinburque in General Discussion. Last reply by vinceinburque 5 hours ago.

restaurants open Christmas eve dinner? 3 Replies

Started by JMG in Food & Drink. Last reply by Kitson Harvey 17 hours ago.

Best Burger in New Mexico? 72 Replies

Started by Greg Kaufman in Food & Drink. Last reply by Kitson Harvey 17 hours ago.

New DCF Group - Ukulele

Started by vinceinburque in General Discussion Nov 22.

Women's Haircut + Blow Dry = $30 (Coupon) for Victor @ Cruz's Hair Studio 2 Replies

Started by John Maguire in Announcements. Last reply by John Maguire Nov 9.

Latest Activity

vinceinburque replied to vinceinburque's discussion What happened to DCF Groups?
5 hours ago
AM commented on Sophie's blog post Morning Fix: Lobo revisited
8 hours ago
Jessica Estes is now a member of Duke City Fix
10 hours ago
Barbara Northrop posted an event

LearningRx Open House! at LearningRx

December 3, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm
11 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2015   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service