Concert program for a performance by the Neah-Kah-Nie String Quartet as presented by Portland Chamber Music Society. The afternoon concert took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott R. Corbett in Dunthorpe, Oregon and was only open to members of the Portland Chamber Music Society. The performance included works by Haydn and Smetana and two Irish folk songs. The first violin was Susie Fennell Pipes.
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Portland Chamber Music Society Presents the NEAH-KAH-NIE STRING QUARTET Susie Fennell Pipes_______.________________________________________.........First Violin Hubert SoRENSON__________________________________________________Second Violin Alexander Vdovin___________________________________________________________Viola Michel Penha _____________________________.__________...._________________________Cello At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot R. Corbett Dunthorpe Sunday, November the 20th at four o'clock SMETANA: FROM MY LIFE From Smetana's letter about this quartet: FIRST MOVEMENT—My propensity for art in the early days. Preponderance of romantic sentiment, indiscribable longing for something which I could not express or even definitely imagine, and also a foreboding, as it were, of my coming misery. SECOND MOVEMENT—leads me into reminiscences of the merry life of my youth, when i, as a composer of dancing pieces, lavished my music upon the young people, when i myself was widely known as a passionate lover of dancing. THIRD MOVEMENT—calls up my memories of the happiness of my first love for a girl who later became my faithful wife. FOURTH MOVEMENT—Realization of the element of national music; joy over this success which is interrupted by the fatal catastrophe; beginning deafness; outlook into a sad future; passing hope of recovery yet, recollecting the early stages of my career, a feeling of deep sorrow. I. Haydn ________________________________________________________Op. 76 No. 1 Allegro Con Spirito Adagio Sostenuto Menuetto (Presto) Allegro Ma Non Troppo II. Bridge . ___________________________________________________An Irish Melody Grainger ______________________________________________________Molly on the Shore III. Smetana ______________________________________________________________From My Life Allegro Vivo Appassionato Allegro Moderato A La Polka Largo Sostenuto Vivace
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November 30, 1931