The Music of the Blue Four at the Norton Simon

Feb 14, 2011


If you’re like most people, you’ve spent a great deal of time wondering about the connections between the avant-garde visual and musical arts of the early 20th century—in particular, between the works of the Blue Four (Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger, Jawlensky) and the contemporaneous piano works of Stravinsky et al. Well, have we got a show for you! Pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar (a pianist’s name if I’ve ever heard one) is presenting a program this Friday at the Norton Simon focused on this very topic.

The Blue Four, in case you’re wondering, were the partial remnant of The Blue Rider, a short-lived German artistic association that was fundamental to, among other things, German Expressionism. Heady, interesting stuff. And the Norton happens to have a pretty good collection of Blue Four work.

From Stravinsky to Kandinsky: Music in the Time of the Blue Four
Friday, February 18, 7 p.m.
The Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Free with admission
; 626.449.6840



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