CMH@Home Presents
Winds From Different Lands
Fri, 4/2/2021 - Thu, 4/8/2021
Enjoy this free concert in our CMH@Home series!


Selections from Don Giovanni for Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, Two Bassoons, and Two Horns (1787) (program notes)
MILY BALAKIREV (1837-1910)
Octet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, Op. 3 (1855-56) (program notes)
SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Summer Music for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn, Op. 31 (1955) (Program Notes)
Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano (1932-39) (Program Notes)


Bios for each of the artists are found by clicking on their name.








CMH@Home presents a full program featuring the many musical talents of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This beautiful online concert experience includes conversations with CMS Artists and Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han and the artists.


Chamber Music Houston is pleased to present Winds From Different Lands that features the talented musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The four pieces being performed include clarinet, bassoon, horn, flute, oboe and strings in a remarkable range of styles written between 1787 and 1955, from Mozart, Balakirev, Barber, and Poulenc.


Selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni recount the legendary undoing of an unrelentingly selfish male, in a playful and yet faithful rendition of these familiar numbers.


Mily Balakirev, a mid-19th century Russian composer, was dedicated to the cultivation of a Russian sound rooted in the distinct melodic and harmonic stylings of Russian folk music, as heard in his Octet for Winds, Strings, and Piano, Op.3.


While Barber is famed for Adagio for Strings, it is his effective balance between new and old modes of music making that has led to his enduring success.  His Summer Music for Wind Quintet displays this balancing act, with ebbs and flows in tonal phrases with harmonic passages.


The French composer Francis Poulenc composed his Sextet for Winds and Piano over seven years in the 1930’s during a transition in his style from playful “vulgarity” to the emotionally rich music he began writing.




Available Friday, 4/2/2021 through Thursday, 4/9/2021  —  click here or on the Stream button above to enjoy this free concert presentation.


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This special programming is being provided to you at no charge because Chamber Music Houston is committed to inspiring a passion for chamber music in our community for another 60 years.


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We thank you and look forward to experiencing amazing performances once more in the concert hall with you!



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