Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Instrumental Array

TuesdayAugust 68:00 PM

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Program

Bach:  Concerto in D minor for Keyboard, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1052

Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

Spohr: Grand Nonetto in F major for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 31


Michael Brown, Piano; Bella Hristova, Violin; Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin; Kerri Ryan, Viola

Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; David Finckel, Cello; Nate West, Double Bass; Adam Walker, Flute; Stephen Taylor, Oboe; Ricardo Morales, Clarinet; Angela Anderson Smith, Bassoon; Jeffrey Lang, Horn.


Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/watch-and-listen/video/2014-video-archive-1/kodaly-duo-for-violin-and-cello-op-7/

Program Notes

Three compositions, three undeniable masterpieces. CMS celebrates the virtuosity and genius of the baroque keyboard concerto with J.S. Bach, Hungarian flair and nationalism with Zoltan Kodály’s Duo for violin and cello, and an inventive collaboration of nine winds and strings in Spohr’s Grand Nonetto, the first work ever to be written for this unusual grouping of instruments.

Fun Facts!

  • Bach’s keyboard concertos were some of the first ever written and were probably pieced together from earlier works for other instruments. The D minor Concerto’s virtuosic keyboard part sometimes mimics the violin.
  • Kodály studied his native Hungarian folk songs and his Duo for Violin and Cello is one of his first works to have a folk-influenced sound.
  • Spohr was a master of large chamber works: he wrote a septet, four double quartets, and an octet, but this was his only nonet.
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