The final chamber music concert of the season features Bohemian composers who relished the folk music of their homes. Joining the NWS Fellows is pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, whose virtuosic playing is praised for its elegance. After its banishment for over half a century, Béla Bartók’s Piano Quintet is a rare gem that blends his signature Hungarian folk music with nods to Liszt, Brahms and Richard Strauss. While Zoltán Kodály employs literal references to Hungarian songs in his lyrical String Quartet, Leoš Janáček fragments Czech tunes in a spirited Concertino whose movements he likened to woodland animals. Cello and piano soar in master lyricist Antonín Dvořák’s sublime miniature tone poem.

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