Time: January 20, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Factory on 5th, The Kosmos
Street: 1715 5th St NW
Website or Map: http://www.sundaychatter.org
Event Type: music, and, poetry
Organized By: E Cline
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2012
Debussy and Faure Sonatas
This week,Chatter presents two great French sonatas for piano and a solo string: Faure's Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) was part of a musical renaissance of sorts that occurring in France during the second half of the 19th Century, and lived to see the musical landscape dramatically change over the course of his life. His violin sonata was composed in 1873, long before the arrival of the so-called "impressionist style" ushered in by Debussy, and shows more the influence of German Romantics such as the great Lied composers, Schubert and Schumann.
Claude Debussy (1962-1918) is undoubtedly one of the most important and original musical thinkers of all time, and few composers have done so much to open the debate about musical aesthetics and meaning. Unlikely Faure's early works such as the violin sonata, Debussy's musical language represents a decisive break from German Romantics, and looks eastward, owing more to the Russian masters. Debussy's Cello Sonata is cast in three short movements that explore the full range of the cello's expressive capabilities. In its relatively short span (hardly more than 10 minutes total), the work passes through a myriad of contrasting moods and musical landscapes, from the utmost sense of peaceful stasis, to moments of boiling intensity.
Poet Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a writer, scholar, professor, and editor of Mongrel Empire Press. She earned her Ph.D. in American Studies with an emphasis on contemporary American poetry and working-class studies. Her poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible, published in March 2009, won three major awards in 2010. Jeanetta’s first collection of poetry, Tongue Tied Woman, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. She has participated in poetry readings and workshops for more than 20 years, including repeat performances as a founding member of the Woody Guthrie Poets at the Woody Guthrie Free Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma.
Sunday Chatter Admission prices are $15 regular, $9 for those under 30, and $5 for children under 12. The Frequent Attender Pass gives patrons 11 admissions for the price of 10 and can be purchased at the Chatter website, www.sundaychatter.org