The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

Is the concept of "late style" relevant, since the artist does not know the hour of his or her death? How does one determine when "late style" begins? Could it be related to physiological changes such as J. M. W. Turner's declining vision or Beethoven's loss of hearing?

This lecture-concert organized by UCLA Professors Laure Murat (Department of French and Francophone Studies) and Guillaume Sture (Music) combines visual presentation and musical performances to explore these questions in a talk incorporating philosophical readings and a selection of masterpieces performed by a group of exceptional young artists, including pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, who the Los Angeles Times praised for his "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique."

Musical Program

Franz Schubert, Swan song, n°4: "Serenade", 1828

Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C major – II: Adagio, 1828

Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet n°14 op. 131 in C# minor – VII: Allegro, 1826

Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn, 5 lieder Op. 10 posth., n°5: "Mountain Pleasure", 1847

Frédéric Chopin, Cello sonata in G Minor, Op. 65, B 160 – III: Largo, 1846

Jacques Offenbach, "The Birds in the Arbor", The Tales of Hoffmann, 1881

Camille Saint-Saëns,"The Swan", Carnival of the Animals, 1886

Total duration of the lecture-concert: 75 minutes, no intermission

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