2018 Calendar

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

An Evening in Prague

TuesdayAugust 148:00 PM



Dvorák   Terzetto in C major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
Janáček   Presto for Cello and Piano
Suk   Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1
Dvorák   Trio in F minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 65

Gilbert Kalish, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Clive Greensmith, Cello

Program Notes

Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 7:15pm

Talk will be begin at 7:15pm featuring:

Wu Han, Piano
Gilbert Kalish, Piano
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Clive Greensmith, Cello
David Finckel, Cello

Nationalist composer Dvořák rose to fame in Prague, paving the way for his student and later son-in-law Josef Suk, as well as the highly original Leoš Janáček, who dedicated a number of his works to Dvořák.  This program will transport the listener to those cobbled streets of the old town and back to an era when music served as the voice of the Czech people.

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Fun Facts:

  • Janáček’s Presto may have originally been part of a pieces called Fairy Tale, based on a poem about a mythical Tsar who unwittingly promises his son to the Ruler of the Underworld.

  • Josef Suk wrote the A minor Piano Quartet when he was a 17-year-old student of Dvořák. His teacher especially liked the tender Adagio.

  • Dvořák wrote the F minor Trio after his mother’s death, which brought on a period of intense emotion and heated creativity.

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