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Music from the Front, Aftermath and Homefront

MC Recital Hall, Feb. 9


Music from wartime can run the emotional gamut, from booming calls to charge into battle to triumphant victory tunes and sad laments for those lost. This season, the Hemingway Literary Center at Boise State University will put war songs of hubris and heartbreak center stage as part of its 100-year anniversary tribute to World War I. Dubbed, "Music from the Front, Aftermath and Homefront" the concert will feature Boise State Department of Music faculty and alumni as well the Graduate String Quartet, playing chamber music by Bela Bartok, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Prokofiev and Charles Ives written between 1895 and 1922. The selection will explain the impact of the Great War on concert music in Europe and America through sound, using instruments as diverse as piano, piccolo and clarinet. "The people, nations and empires drawn into the conflict of 1914 were also the creators of the core tradition of over 400 years of Western art music," a Boise State press release explained. Hear the full story Friday, Feb. 9.

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