The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

An Afternoon in Vienna

SundayAugust 123:00 PM

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Program

Haydn   Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:29
Schubert   Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, Op. 103
Kreisler   Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta for Violin and Piano
Schubert   Octet in F major for Winds and Strings, D. 803, Op. 166

Gilbert Kalish, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Yura Lee, Violin/Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Clive Greensmith,Cello; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass; Ricardo Morales, Clarinet; Daniel Matsukawa, Bassoon; Jennifer Montone, Horn

Program Notes

Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 2:15pm

Talk will be begin at 2:15pm featuring:

Wu Han, Piano
Jennifer Montone, Horn
Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
Yura Lee, Violin/Viola
Joseph Conyers, Double Bass


Viennese composers Franz Schubert and Fritz Kreisler are showcased in this program with their hometown-inspired masterpieces, while Austrian-born Joseph Haydn contributes a trio full of character and impeccable technique. 

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Fun Facts:

  • Schubert’s favorite form of participatory chamber music was the piano duet. The Fantasie in F minor is his last and greatest contribution to the four-hand repertory.

  • The Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta evokes the sweetly melancholic as well as the joyous sides of Fritz Kreisler’s native Vienna. He wrote it a few years after the annexation of Austria by the Nazis and one year before he became a US citizen.

  • Schubert’s Octet was modelled on Beethoven’s extremely popular septet, but with an additional violin. It resembles the septet in the six movements of its form and in its generally cheerful character.

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