GUNN & BARTÓK: BREAKING BARRIERS
Roomful of Teeth | Attacca String Quartet | Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
GUNN: The Ascendant
BARTÓK: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in C Major
This final evening of Classically Uncorked presents a perfect blending of “old and new”: Bartók’s Quintet juxtaposes traditional Hungarian folk tunes and gripping, romantic harmonies reminiscent of Liszt. Wally Gunn’s setting of poems by contemporary Australian poet Maria Zajkowski is beautiful, lyrical, and rhythmically punctuated.