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Porträt Ruth Crawford Seeger: Lieder David Niemann, conductor; León / Balch / Crawford Seeger / Beyer

The composer Ruth Crawford Seeger was not only part of the ultramodernist movement that sought to investigate the possibilities of music beyond European traditions, she was also a researcher into the folkloric music of the USA and influenced by the Theosophists.


A woman of her time, the fast-moving inter-war years, and yet so far ahead of them – Musikfest Berlin and Ensemble Modern dedicates a three-part concert portrait to her that enables her musical world to enter a dialogue with contemporaries and present-day composers.


Performed works


Ruth Crawford Seeger
String Quartet


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Sonata for violin and piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Piano sonata


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Nine Preludes for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Piano Study in Mixed Accents


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Little Waltz for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Litte Lullaby for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Jumping the Rope (Playtime) for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Caprice for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Whirligig for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Mr Crow and Miss Wren Go for a Walk (A Little Study in Short Trills) for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Five Canons for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Kaleidoscopic Changes on an Original Theme, Ending with a Fugue for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
We Dance Together for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Theme and Variations for piano


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Suite for wind quintet


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 1 for oboe or flute solo


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 2 for bassoon and cello


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 3 for two clarinets


Ruth Crawford Seeger
Diaphonic Suite No. 4 for oboe and cello

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Additional information
19:10, Exhibition Foyer

Work introduction
Participating artists
Ensemble Modern
David Niemann
Nina Guo
Amanda Becker
Keren Motseri
Paul Jeukendrup
Dates
September 2024
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