Schubert and Tchaikovsky
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to present Schubert and Tchaikovsky in our CMH@Home series, featuring the musical talents of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The first pieces being performed is the Quartettsatz written by Franz Schubert demonstrates his new, mature approach to chamber music at that time in his life. The second half of the program features Tchaikovsky's Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, titled "In Memory of a Great Artist", which expresses his emotions over the loss of his champion and friend, Nikolai Rubinstein.
Bartók and Beethoven
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to present Bartók and Beethoven in our CMH@Home series, featuring the musical talents of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The three pieces being performed include a piece written by Bartók for clarinetist Benny Goodman in pre-WWII as well as an earlier piece he wrote for Strings. The program is completed with Beethoven's String Quintet in C major. Enjoy the complete notes provided for each piece!
Schumann, Dale, Turina, Kreisler, Shostakovich, and Boulanger
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to feature Paul Neubauer, violist, performing six of his favorite pieces and performances with his friends and colleagues of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Watch for Schumann's Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Benjamin Dale's "Romance" from Suite for Viola and Piano in the first half. After intermission, enjoy Turina's Escena andaluza for Viola, String Quartet, and Piano, Op. 7, then Impromptu for Viola and Piano from Shostakovich. Neubauer rounds out the evening with Kreisler's Liebesleid for Three Violins, Viola, and Cello, and Boulanger's American Vision for Viola and Piano Trio.
Dvořák, Janáček and Beethoven
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to feature this CameraMusic presentation of Arnaud Sussman, violin, and Michael Brown, piano, who have collaborated frequently as a duo and as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Enjoy Dvořák's Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, Janáček's Violin Sonata, and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3. This free one-night performance for you is co-presented by Chamber Music Houston, Chamber Music Detroit, Mostly Music, and New Orleans Friends of Music.
Borodin, Walton, Shostakovich
The talents of this legendary quartet will be well served with this program, beginning with the lyrical quartet from Borodin, with its delightful sense of affection throughout. Walton’s Quartet No. 2, filled with rhythmic energy, is a rare piece that features the rich tones of the viola voice, followed by a later composition from Shostakovich, written to his devoted wife, Irina.
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