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Koloman Moser, Schwämme (Mushrooms), design no. 4003, 1899, execution: Johann Backhausen & Söhne, Vienna; wool, silk, and cotton, MAK–Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna

Artful Thursday “Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg”

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


Presented by violinist Chavdar Parashkevov (Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras) and friends in conjunction with "Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907."

Vienna—often called the City of Music—was once at the heart of western musical tradition, with a history of larger-than-life personalities: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and more. Each of these classical composers sought ever-refined and increasingly complex forms that defined Austro-German society and expressed the emotions of its people.

By the late 19th century, Vienna was an urban metropolis buzzing with ephemeral experiences ripe for artistic expression, epitomizing Charles Baudelaire’s idea of modernité (modernity). As if on cue, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Arnold Schoenberg revolutionized music. Learn about these three great composers and hear Mahler’s “Piano Quartet,” Richard Strauss’s “Piano Quartet, Op. 13,” and Schoenberg’s “String Trio, Op. 45.”

Joining speaker Chavdar Parashkevov:
•    Eliseo Rene Salazar, principal violist, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras
•    Louis-Marie Fardet, assistant principal cellist, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras
•    Natasha Kislenko, pianist and lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Promotional support generously provided by Houston Public Radio - KUHF 88.7 FM & Classical 91.7 FM.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.