Bard College Conservatory Visiting Artists: Tony Arnold, soprano, and Gábor Csalog, piano, perform György Kurtág's The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op.7. György Kurtág's (b. 1926)The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7, for soprano and piano (1963–-68) has been described as the most significant piece of music composed in Hungary since the death of Bartók in 1945. Péter Bornemisza was a persecuted reform preacher in sixteenth-century Hungary who wrote about moral duty, sin, fear and death. The cantata is divided into four sections: Confession, Sin, Death and Spring. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Introductory remarks by Peter Laki, visiting associate professor of music. 3 pm.