cmh@home presents
Passionate Sonatas: BARBER and SCHUMANN
Sun, 9/3/2023 - Tue, 9/12/2023
Enjoy this free concert in our cmh@home series!


Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Sonata for Cello and Piano, op.6 (1932) (program notes)
Robert Schumann, (1810-1856)
Sonata in D minor for Violin and Piano, op.121 (1851) (program notes)


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


Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Michael Stephen Brown, piano



Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

Wu Qian, piano

The two Sonatas presented in this cmh@home concert hold a common beauty that is uncommonly profound and passionate. Samuel Barber wrote his Sonata at the beginning of his career, only 22 years old, with great promise. Yet, Schumann lived only five years after writing his Sonata, and had already begun a mental decline that isolated him from his family and all that he loved. These great composers shared a passion for life that shines through their music. As Barber simply said, “I write what I feel.”


The musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center featured in this program provide an outstanding performance that is a tribute to these Passionate Sonatas. A biography is included for each musician by clicking on their name at the top of this page.


Enjoy the complete notes provided for each piece by clicking on the title listed above!


Chamber Music Houston is proud to announce a collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center that provides access to world-class performances that will be freely streamed through cmh@home in the year ahead.




Available Sunday, 9/3/2023 through Tuesday, 9/12/2023  —  click HERE or on the Stream button above to enjoy this concert presentation.


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Enjoy this cmh@home concert and prepare for the beauty of Chamber Music Houston’s 2023-24 season, Lines in Motion.

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