Kandinsky and Schönberg had commenced a lively correspondence in the years immediately before the First World War, when both found a shared vision for expressionist abstraction. Today’s performance focuses on developments that led Kandinsky to the Bauhaus, and Schönberg to complex dodecaphony. Schönberg’s Serenade marks the first attempt by the composer to adapt his serial structure to a larger scale.
This concert is devised by American pianist, and Yale graduate, Bretton Brown. A programme exploring the power of the mind and heart to deceive. Songs by Fauré, Rachmaninov, and others speak to what it means when what we thought we knew- and loved- turns out not to be.