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”!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.