Tag: Tan Dun

I did get a bit seasick, though

I decided yesterday to go to a concert and not have an opinion about it, just for a change. The concert I went to was the Leipzig String Quartet playing Mozart’s quartet in D major K. 499, Tan Dun’s Eight Colors for string quartet and Beethoven’s quartet No. 11 in F (“Serioso”). The concert was hosted by Bargemusic, so like last time there was some rolling when large vessels passed by on the river. (The encore was a brief snippet from Parsifal arranged for string quartet, with – during the cellist’s brief explanation of what the piece was – a blast of maritime foghorn at the word ‘Bayreuth’.)

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