Known And Unknown Program & Notes
Known And Unknown

Program

20-21st CENTURY WORKS for VIOLIN and PIANO

Longy School of Music
Pickman Hall
One Follen Street, Cambridge, MA
Friday May 12, 2006, 8 PM

The Rathbun-Rivera Duo
Marla Rathbun, violin
Maria Rivera, piano

Krzysztof Penderecki  Sonate
John Holland  Memory
Witold Lutoslawski  Partita
Sebastian Currier  Aftersong
Ned Rorem  Night Music

Program Notes

Memory for Violin and Piano, written in 2002, is in 12 movements. The movements contain from 1 to 12 short musical episodes, each followed by a rest. There are 29 musical episodes altogether. Both the violin and piano parts play the same episodes (different versions to accommodate each instrument) in each of the 12 movements, but reversed in time to each other. The 29 episodes are distributed throughout the 12 movements so we continuously hear repetitions and varied repetitions of the same music by both instruments, thus the title, Memory. Included in the score are several musical excerpts borrowed from well-known violin works of the 20th century including music by Debussy, Carter, and Ives.