Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut
Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87
Jesse Mills, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Paul Wiancko, cello
Juliana Han, piano
Both life and art abound in dualities, whether as joys and sorrows or music and words. Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs weaves gripping tales through feverish dance and quiet song. Wei-Chieh Lin’s Pasibutbut is the astonishing ritual song of an aboriginal Taiwanese tribe, sung to rally their annual millet harvest. Dvorak's E-Flat major Piano Quartet evokes rustic Czech bands and exotic lands, tranquil scenes and the exuberance that Dvorak felt as he was composing this masterpiece: "Melodies are coming to me in droves. Thanks be to God!"