Russian Romantics: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Plays Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky
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Anton Arensky: Quartet No. 2 in A minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, Op. 35
Modest Mussorgsky:* Pesni i plyaski smerti (Songs and Dances of Death) for Bass and Piano featuring bass, Morris Robinson*
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
- Morris Robinson, bass
- Ian Swensen, Joseph Swensen, violin
- Paul Neubauer, viola
- Julie Albers, Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
- Wu Han, Ken Noda, piano
The “Russian soul” seemed predestined for the emotional utterances of 19th-century composers, and two of the most passionate of the lot were the strongly nationalistic Mussorgsky, whose Songs and Dances of Death are as macabre and mesmerizing as a Dostoevsky novel, and Tchaikovsky, whose immense Piano Trio was written as a memorial to his recently departed friend and mentor Nikolai Rubinstein.
Tchaikovsky’s action started a trend in Russian music, and a year after Tchaikovsky died he was similarly remembered through the Quartet for Strings by his follower Anton Arensky, written for an unorthodox and dark-hued grouping of violin, viola, and two cellos.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterThe Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of twelve constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.
CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period (see Artists of the Society and Guests). Its annual activities include a full season of concerts and activities, national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, a radio show broadcast nationwide, and regular appearances on National Public Radio's Performance Today.