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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Arts and Letters

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By CAROL LEVENTEN
Chamber music, especially mu-
sic for the string quartet, is pop-
ularly - and prevalently - re-
garded as obscure, sometimes al-
most metaphysical.
But almost every major com-
poser has written in this medium,
and many regard the chamber
works of Hayden or Bartok, for
example, as their most significant
contributions.
In the contemporary scene,
string quartets command the at-
tention of leading artists who find
surprisingly growing audiences,.
considering the supposedly eso-
teric nature of chamber music.
It is not undergoing a revival
because it never really declined,,
yet today it is definitely on the
upswing.
Gives Commissions
Each year the University com-
missions from American and for-
eign composers, a work for per-

This leads to a maximum of
creative expression on the part of
each individual in the quartet; at
least to the degree that this is
possible within the n eces sar y
framework of an integrated musi-
cal concept.-
And the net result, Prof. Edel
emphasized, is "tremendous scope
for interpretative fluency, for solo-
istic expressiveness, for refine-
ments of balance and even for a
live creativity in actual perform-
ance."
In the string quartet, the com-
poser's basic needs - in simplest
form - are fulfilled, giving him
profound scope for musical reali-
zation.
Represents 'Highest'
"The result has been a string
quartet -repertoire that consists of
some of the finest and at times the
most prolific achievements of al-
most all of the great composers
since Haydn," Prof. Edel explained.
Chamber music is often thought
to be essentially based on the mu-
sical elements of form and har-
mony, with color strictly subord-
inated: this, because the varia-
tions of the three string instru-
ments - violin, viola and cello are
not really appreciated.
But the four strings have "not
just homogeneity, but enormous
range in color resource," Prof. Edel
stressed. "We use harmonics that
take us beyond the highest piano
pitch and the cello reaches to two
octaves below middle C. You have
in total here a coloristic potential
that probably no other four in-
struments could supply." Be-
cause its potential is diversity, not
just similarity, composers have
enthusiastically acknowledged the
medium.
Cites Historical Background
Discussing the chamber music
within a historical context, Prof.
Edel acknowledged that the 19th
century does represent a "dip in
a long curve."
With the emergence of the in-
dividual, the accent tended toward
a more heroic role - that of the
conductor, concerto performer or
possibly the art song, he said, and
the particular individual's talent
was exploited.
Still, Beethoven, S c h u b e r t,
Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak -
they are all prolifically represent-
ed in chamber music, especially in
the string quartet, and many
people feel that for the most part
their chamber works are at least
equal in stature to their wo'ks in
other media, he reflected.
Explains Popularity
Prof. EdeL attributed the popu-
larity and preoccupation with
chamber music today by compos-
ers and audiences alike "to a re-
flection of our own developing and
inevitable sense of social rela-
tionships, common interests and
goals."
It is almost impossible, he pos-
tulated, to find a person of de-
veloped musical taste who cannot
find himself at home somewhere
in string quartet literature.
In musical evolution, the string
quartet is one of the few forms
not to have undergone major
changes in instrumental develop-

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PROF. OLIVER EDEL
. discusses chamber music

formance by the Stanley Quartet;
past years have featured works by
Walter Piston, Quincy Porter, Mil-
haud and Villa-Lobos.
Discussing problems, highlights
and potentialities of chamber mu-
sic, Prof. Oliver Edel, cellist of the
Stanley Quartet, 'said the string
quartet represents the core of the
literature for chamber music and
of chamber music instrumenta-
tion as well.
Explaining its development as a
form, he pointed to a tremendous
amount of experimentation with
different combinations of instru-
ments during the 17th and 18th'
centuries, before the string quar-
tet emerged in its central chamber
music role.
To 'Establish Quartet
It was Haydn's task, he said: "to
recognize ' the quartet's, potential'
for musical exploitation and to
establish it as the principal cham-
ber music medium.
"Haydn's works are of tremen-
dous communicative and expres-
sive import; even today he, Mo-
zart and Beethoven are probably,
more widely programmed than are
any other individual composers.'
The essential difference between
chamber and orchestral tensembles
is that in chamber music each
performer is alone responsible for

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a single instrumental line. "In ef- ment.
feet, you' have soloists who com- "Its concept hasn't changed
bine their resources in an inte- enough to outdate this kind of in-
grated performance, rather than a strumentation: rather, the instru-,
large body of people who are mu- ments of the ,quartet have become
sically subordinate to a conduc- more pertinent to the contempor-
tor," Prof. Edel noted. ary scene," Prof. Edel commented.
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