CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

ROMANTIC PERSPECTIVES

January 27, 2022 | 7:30 PM

SCMC will require proof of fully-vaccinated status, or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours, for anyone age 12 or older to attend a concert at our venue. In areas with substantial and high transmission, the CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant, and to protect others. To that end, SCMC is requiring all attendees—regardless of age or vaccination status—to wear a mask while in the building. Attendees will need to bring photo ID and proof of vaccination, or a negative test, the night of a concert.

All staff, volunteers and artists entering the venue are required to be fully vaccinated as well. This policy is in line with many other venues, presenters, promoters and artists and is meant to ensure, as best we can, that live music returns to the stage this season.

If you have tickets to an upcoming performance and are unwilling or unable to abide by this policy please contact our box office at least 48 hours before the performance for a refund at kelly@scmc-online.org.

The Romantic movement in music blossomed across Europe during the nineteenth century. Fueled by the vision of Beethoven, the poetry of Schubert, and the hyper-emotionalism of Schumann, composers tapped their inner selves, often deeply inspired by their native cultures. Johannes Brahms, declared to be the heir to the mantle of Beethoven, adhered to the discipline of the classical age, yet, who has ever composed more romantically and with such passion? Gustav Mahler, whose symphonies expanded music’s horizon by leaps and bounds, penned his only work of chamber music, this achingly beautiful movement, as an idealistic student. And César Franck, the lion of French romantic composers, brought all of his sensuousness and seriousness to this epic quintet, one of the literature’s most cherished masterpieces.

PROGRAM

Brahms Scherzo, WoO 2, from “F-A-E” Sonata for Violin and Piano (1853)
Mahler Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1876)
Dvorák Quintet in A minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 1 (1861)
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Franck Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (1879)

ARTISTS

Wu Han piano
Aaron Boyd violin
Danbi Um violin
Paul Neubauer viola
Timothy Ridout viola
Sihao He cello