The final concert of the 2016 series showcases the immense contrast in music written in different parts of the world in the 1960's. Georgian composer Taktakishvili's Sonata for Flute and Piano combines charm and militaristic influences with gut-wrenching expression. Two very different sides of American music in the '60s are shown, with the avant-garde of Wuorinen pitted against the more romantic sounds of Rorem. The conversational Cello Sonata from British composer Britten and gritty Divertimento No. 2 from French-Hungarian composer Arma provide a rhythmic end to the series.
Sonata for Flute and Piano, Otar TAKTAKISHVILI
Trio No. 2, Charles WUORINEN
Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, Ned ROREM
Cello Sonata Op. 65, Benjamin BRITTEN
Divertimento No. 2, Paul ARMA