CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

FRENCH ENCHANTMENT

January 23, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Experience the grace, wit, and charm of French music. The program begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons. In between, the Ravel sonata, written soon after World War I, uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.

PROGRAM

Saint-Saëns Trio No. 1 in F major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 18
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Fauré Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15

ARTISTS

Wu Han piano
Paul Huang violin
Matthew Lipman viola
Clive Greensmith cello