String Quartet Goes to Cinema

What is composition? Lecture Concerts 2

String Quartet Goes to Cinema


2017-10-28 Sat 19:30Recital Hall 400Buy
Yuan-Pu Chiao, Lecturer
Chih-Hong Tseng / Chu-Chun Tsai, violin
Chao-Ying Lu, viola
Ying-Chi Tang, cello

MAURICE RAVEL: String Quartet, M. 35, F major, mvt II
BEDŘICH SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1, E minor, From My Life, mvt I
ALEXANDER BORODIN: String Quartet No. 2, D major, mvt. III
LEOŠ JANÁČEK: String Quartet No. 2, mvt IV
FRANZ SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14, D minor, Death and Maiden, mvt II & IV

There are Britten and Stravinsky in the bizarre and peculiar 2016 film, The Lobster, reminding us not only classical music is commonly used in the film works, string quartets also take very important positions. It can be an intriguing opening to The Royal Tenenbaums, the key moment in The Boondock Saints, the nearly invisible clue in 007: The Living Daylights. It can also be woven with the original author and the plot, as the theme in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and even directly inspire Death and the Maiden movie. In this performance, we will see the appearances of string quartets in a variety of films, and discuss the film directors’ techniques using classical music and the intertextual relationships. We can also enjoy the performance by the NSO ensemble. Let’s listen to the classical music in the cinema, along with the ever-changing fascination of string quartets!