Suk | Korngold | Dvořák
After achieving great success in Hollywood, Austrian-American Erich Wolfgang Korngold returned his focus to concert works, upon which the likes of Richard Strauss and Puccini had heaped praise. Hear one of his last major such works performed by our favorite Prague-based ensemble, whom Gramophone’s cover once proclaimed “The World’s Most Exciting Quartet”.
Reinecke | Mozart | Schulhoff | Beethoven
Though its string ensemble is already well-known to CMH audiences, the celebrated Academy of St Martin in the Fields offers us this time a wind ensemble in a program featuring two superb quintets for piano and winds by the masters: Mozart and Beethoven.
Smetana | Mozart | Mendelssohn
After a planed second appearance had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, the Calidore Quartet will return to close the season in a beautiful program featuring string quintets by Mendelssohn and Mozart, aided by Lincoln Center star violist Matthew Lipman, already well-known to CMH audience from past cmh@home digital presentations.
Snider, Beethoven, Mendelssohn
Works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, with a new work by Sarah Kirkland Snider, commissioned for the Emerson String Quartet’s retirement. Offered by these legendary artists in tribute to a beloved Houston audience and to friendships forged over the decades. .
Haydn, Paul Ben-Haim, Debussy
The Jerusalem Quartet has developed a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, which carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner.
Stravinsky, Beethoven, Korngold
Our Parisian friends will not disappoint with their lush playing and stylish precision, and now they are joined by esteemed Italian pianist, Fabio Bidini, for a performance of Korngold’s Piano Quintet.
Special Holiday Concert
The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.
Haydn, Nielsen, Al-Zand, Mendelssohn
This brilliant ensemble is shining brightly with Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild and the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition! Formed at the Shepherd School of Music in 2018, these young performers are coming home for their CMH premiere.
The three Schumann brothers have been playing together since their earliest childhood, while violist Velt Hertenstein completes the German ensemble. The quartet has reached a stage where anything is possible, because it has dispensed with certainties.
Haydn, Britten, Beethoven
The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. This young European ensemble, based in London, has swept competitions, including a 2016 award from Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Schubert, Dvořák, Enescu
Known for their sterling musicianship, the Fauré Piano Quartet has become a worldwide phenomenon, unearthing novel approaches to timeless pieces featuring the romanticism of the late 19th century. This program is a perfect setting for the ensemble’s dynamic approach and playing.
Mozart, Schnittke, Grieg
With their charismatic playing, their fresh approach to tradition and their open engagement with new forms, this French ensemble has been successful in reaching a wide audience of young listeners.
Only seven of the most beautiful quintets composed for strings, winds, and piano!
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