The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Composer's World

TuesdayAugust 218:00 PM

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Debussy   Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Stravinsky   Petrushka for Piano, Four Hands
Brahms   Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25

Alessio Bax, Piano; Lucille Chung, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Sean Lee, Violin;Matthew Lipman, Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Mihai Marica, Cello

Program Notes

Venture deep into the minds of three of history’s greatest composers, through a trio of colorful and characteristic works.  Visit Debussy’s misty dream world through his fanciful cello sonata, tap into Stravinsky’s exotic imagination through his milestone ballet about a puppet, and experience Brahms’s ceaseless internal struggle for musical perfection through his intensely emotional Piano Quartet No. 1.

About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. CMS has its home in Lincoln Center’s magnificent Alice Tully Hall. Through its many performance, education, recording, and broadcast activities, it brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the inspired leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Annual activities include a full season in New York, an equally full season of national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, an international radio series, and regular broadcasts on SiriusXM and American Public Media’s Performance Today. Audiences worldwide enjoy an extensive selection of New York performances through live stream on the CMS website.

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