A feast for the eyes and ears, Bartók’s ingenious creation stands alone in the chamber music literature, an astonishing synthesis of percussion and keyboard. Also featured on the program are two more milestones: Dohnányi’s delectable Serenade, the 20th century’s first string trio, and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet ne plus ultra, “Souvenir de Florence.”
Alessio Bax, Piano / Lucille Chung, Piano / Erin Keefe, Violin / Cho-Liang Lin, Violin / Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola / Paul Neubauer, Viola / Dmitri Atapine, Cello / Colin Carr, Cello / Ayano Kataoka, Percussion / Ian David Rosenbaum, Percussion
ERNŐ DOHNÁYI Serenade in C major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 10 (1902)
BARTÓK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (1937)
TCHAIKOVSKY Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” (1890; rev. 1891-92)
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, celebrating their 50th season, is committed to bringing audiences the finest performances of an extraordinary body of repertoire, dating as far back as the Renaissance and continuing through the centuries to the greatest works of our time.