CMH@Home Presents
Fri, 6/11/2021 - Thu, 6/17/2021
Enjoy this free concert in our CMH@Home series!


Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 285 (1777) (program notes)
CARL REINECKE (1824-1910)
Sonata in E minor for Flute and Piano, Op. 167, “Undine” (1882)) (program notes)
JACOB TV (b. 1951)
Lipstick for Flute/Alto Flute and Soundtrack (1998) (program notes)
JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997)
L’heure du berger for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano (1947) (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 Intermission conversations with CMS Artists and Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han and the artists during intermission.


Tara Helen O’Connor, renowned flutist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, describes this very special program for us:


This program is a representation of what I love about the flute; its soulful voice, its vibrant colorful possibilities, its immediate connection to the human voice, its range of expression and the varying array of instrumental combinations. The chosen repertoire spans many centuries and each one of these works hold a very special place in my heart.


We begin with Mozart’s glorious D major Quartet. It is written in the style of a flute concerto yet all four parts are equally engaged in very fast conversation. Particularly stunning is the soulful slow movement which is an operatic aria for flute accompanied by plucked strings. Next on the program is the beautiful and haunting “Undine” Sonata by Carl Reinecke. Though it is not strictly programmatic, it is based on the German romantic tale of Undine, a water spirit who longs for an immortal soul which can only be obtained by marrying a mortal. One feels Undine’s yearning and journey through Reinecke’s evocative depiction of the ‘waterscape.’ Then we enter the unique world of Jacob TV with his 1998 Lipstick, a piece for flute, electronics, and video. It is inspired by the hoop sculptures of Noam Ben-Jakov. I love the crazy and eclectic style and the super challenging rhythms. The program will close with Françaix’s delightful L’heure du berger for woodwind quintet and piano. Written in 1947, the three movements represent three sketches of Parisian café life. Françaix writes brilliantly for each instrument capturing their unique character and color. It is both charming and delightful.

Tara Helen O’Connor


Enjoy the complete notes provided for each piece by clicking on the titles listed at the top of the page!




Available Friday, 6/11/2021 through Thursday, 6/18/2021  —  click here or on the Stream button above to enjoy this free concert presentation.


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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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