Friday Mar 24, 2023 12:30 pm
“An unmissable event. A rare opportunity to hear an unusual and absorbing program. It was performed with all the vitality, incisive attention to detail and spontaneity one has come to associate with the Chamber Music Society brand.” – Chicago Tribune
“Intensely committed performances.” – The New York Times
Program Title: “Romantic Perspectives”
WU HAN, piano
CHAD HOOPES, violin
DANBI UM, violin
PAUL NEUBAUER, viola
TIMOTHY RIDOUT, viola
SIHAO HE, cello
Brahms: Scherzo, WoO 2, from “F-A-E” Sonata for Violin and Piano
Mahler: Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello
Dvorak: Quintet in A minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 1
Franck: Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Romantic movement in music blossomed across Europe during the nineteenth century. Fueled by the vision of Beethoven, the poetry of Schubert, and the hyper-emotionalism of Schumann, composers tapped their inner selves, often deeply inspired by their native cultures. Johannes Brahms, declared to be the heir to the mantle of Beethoven, adhered to the discipline of the classical age, yet, who has ever composed more romantically and with such passion? Gustav Mahler, whose symphonies expanded music’s horizon by leaps and bounds, penned his only work of chamber music, this achingly beautiful movement, as an idealistic student. And César Franck, the lion of French romantic composers, brought all of his sensuousness and seriousness to this epic quintet, one of the literature’s most cherished masterpieces.
*Artists and repertory are subject to change*
ABOUT THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of twelve constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center. The Chamber Music Society’s performance venue, Alice Tully Hall, has received international acclaim as the world’s most exciting new venue for chamber music.
CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period in its extensive concert season in New York, its national tours, its many recordings and national radio broadcasts, its broad commissioning program, and its multi-faceted educational programs. Demonstrating the belief that the future of chamber music lies in engaging and expanding the audience, CMS has created programs to bring the art of chamber music to audiences from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and levels of musical knowledge. The artistic core of CMS is a multi-generational, dynamic repertory company of expert chamber musicians who form an evolving musical community. As part of that community, the CMS Two program discovers and weaves into the artistic fabric a select number of highly gifted young artists – individuals and ensembles – who embody the great performance traditions of the past while setting new standards for the future.
CMS produces its own recordings on the CMS Studio Recordings label, which has been highly praised for both the artistry and the recorded sound of the eclectic range of repertoire it has released. These recordings are sold on-site at concerts in New York, on tour, and through the CMS website as well as online retailers such as iTunes. CMS also has a broad range of historic recordings on the Arabesque, Delos, SONY Classical, Telarc, Musical Heritage Society, MusicMasters, and Omega Record Classics labels. Selected live CMS concerts are available for download as part of Deutsche Grammophon’s DG Concerts series.
In 2004, CMS appointed cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han artistic directors. They succeed founding director Charles Wadsworth (1969-89), Fred Sherry (1989-93), and David Shifrin (1993-2004).
Visit the Chamber Music Society online at www.ChamberMusicSociety.org.
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