Burleigh: Southland Sketches for Violin and Piano
Adolphe: Couple for Cello and Piano
Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), Trio Version for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
De Falla: Selection from Suite populaire espagnole for Violin and Piano
Dohnányi: Sextet in C major for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano, Op. 37
Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Chad Hoopes, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Keith Robinson, Cello; Ricardo Morales, Clarinet; Jeffrey Lang, Horn.
Travel with CMS through North America and Europe in this program of distinct voices that embody both eras and cultures. Discover a picturesque work for violin and piano by Henry Burleigh, the song composer who introduced Dvořák to African-American spirituals; enjoy the vibrancy of a modern American composition by CMS’s own Bruce Adolphe; delve into the political turmoil of Russia and Hungary with Stravinsky and Dohnányi; and absorb the passion of Spain in Falla’s work inspired by popular melodies of his native country.
- Henry T. Burleigh was an African-American composer and singer who studied with Dvořák. Southland Sketches was one of his few instrumental pieces.
- Contemporary American composer Bruce Adolphe wrote Couple over 20 years ago for David Finckel and Wu Han.
- Stravinsky wrote The Soldier’s Tale toward the end of World War I. It was originally written for small ensemble and later arranged as a trio so it could easily tour war-ravaged Europe.