Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Enjoy great chamber works recorded live at the Chamber Music Festival.
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is known for its enduring commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, innovation, and vision. This radio series draws performances from the most recent summer festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each broadcast hour contains two-to-three works representing the Festival’s commitment to core repertoire, as well as underperformed and newly-composed works. Performers provide commentary about the festival, their experience in Santa Fe, and the music.
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Quatour pour la fin du temps
July 27, 2023
Season Finale: Pianist Kirill Gerstein, violinist Leila Josefowicz, cellist Paul Watkins, and clarinetist Carol McGonnell perform Olivier Messiaen’s haunting “Quatour pour la fin du temps” (Quartet for the End of Time).
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
July 20, 2023
This week, we hear the Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann and J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
Piano Quintet No. 2 in Six Parts – Premiere
July 13, 2023
Enjoy Ravel’s only string quartet, alongside the second piano quintet from Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Director, Mark Neikrug!
Beethoven’s Double Viola Quintet
July 6, 2023
A 26 year-old Mozart’s take on Bach’s Fugue in E Major BWV 878, and Beethoven’s double viola String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29. Plus, enjoy the New Mexico premiere of a work commissioned for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Kaija Saariaho’s “Semafor for Eight Instruments”!
Souvenir de Florence and Songs for Sue
June 29, 2023
A dedication from Oliver Knussen to his late wife, and Tchaikovsky’s romantic reflections on Florence, Italy. Performers include the Miami String Quartet, soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, and more.
Bach & Franck
June 22, 2023
The Escher String Quartet joins pianist Zoltán Fejérvári in César Franck’s emotional, demanding Piano Quintet in F Minor. The string quartet also joins John Storgårds, Leigh Mesh, & Kathleen McIntosh in an exciting rendition of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D Minor.
Brahms String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111
June 15, 2023
Violinists Daniel Phillips & Jennifer Frautschi join violists Steven Tenenbom & Ida Kavafian, plus cellist Eric Kim, in a beautiful rendition of the Brahms String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111. Also on the program are two works by Claude Debussy: his Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano, and L’isle Joyeuse.
Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet
June 8, 2023
The Dover Quartet plays Mozart’s “Dissonance Quartet” – String Quartet in C Major, K. 465. Then later, it’s the Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by Nicolas Namoradze, John Storgårds and Peter Stumpf.
Arensky, Bernstein, and Clara Schumann
June 1, 2023
This week, discover Anton Arensky’s memorial to Tchaikovsky in the form of his Quartet in A Minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, Op. 35. Also featured on the program: Leonard Bernstein’s first published work, and Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, Op. 22.
Mozart and Amy Beach
May 25, 2023
A juxtaposition of two completely different styles. Enjoy Mozart’s Wind Serenade in C minor, K. 388, then the Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67 by Amy Beach.
Escher String Quartet and Zoltán Fejérvári
May 18, 2023
Pianist Zoltán Fejérvári wows with the Bach Partita in B-flat Major, and the Escher String Quartet gives a fantastic performance of Dvorak’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51.
Haydn and Beethoven
May 11, 2023
Works by Classical era giants shine in string quartet and piano trio configurations.
John Bull & Franz Schubert
May 4, 2023
Season Premiere: Benjamin Hochman plays a hidden gem of the English Baroque repertoire, then we hear a String Quintet by Franz Schubert.
Dean & Weber
July 27, 2022
Season Finale: A US Premiere of a work by Brett Dean (with the composer performing on viola), and a clarinet quintet by Carl Maria von Weber.
Ogonek & Beethoven
July 20, 2022
A world premiere by Elizabeth Ogonek, and a beloved String Quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Rachmaninoff & Brahms
July 6, 2022
A Rachmaninoff piece for solo piano performed by Ran Dank; a Brahms trio performed by the Montrose Trio.
Haydn & Shostakovich
June 29, 2022
The Dover Quartet and pianist Haochen Zhang perform music of Franz Joseph Haydn and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Quartet for the End of Time
June 22, 2022
Jennifer Gilbert, Eric Kim, Carol McGonnell, and Ran Dank take the stage to perform Messiaen’s definitive chamber opus.
Weill, Mozart, Gruber
June 15, 2022
Composer and musician HK Gruber takes center stage in this program: we hear his work, Frankenstein!!, and we also hear him in performance, first in a work by Kurt Weill and then in his own piece.