CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

BEETHOVEN TO BEACH

November 17, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Despite being restricted in her musical career by her husband and parents, Amy Beach became the first wholly successful American woman composer and concert pianist. A grand, sweeping work in the Romantic style, her quintet easily stands beside the great works in the genre by Schumann, Brahms, and Dvořák. As preludes to the Beach, fanciful works by Beethoven and Schumann lead to the intense sonic and rhythmic world of Erwin Schulhoff, whose bracing duo for violin and cello rivals those by his contemporaries Ravel and Kodály.

PROGRAM

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Variations in G Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 121a, “Kakadu” (1803, Rev. 1816)
Vonsattel, Fullana, Finckel 
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Märchenbilder For Viola and Piano, Op. 113 (1851)
Nicht
schnell
Lebhaft
Rasch
Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
Lipman, Vonsattel
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) Duo for Violin and Cello (1925)
Moderato
Zingaresca: Allegro giocoso
Andantino
Moderato
Kavafian, Finckel
–INTERMISSION–
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944) Quintet in F-Sharp Minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 67 (1907)
Adagio—Allegro moderato
Adagio espressivo
Allegro agitato
Vonsattel, Kavafian, Fullana, Lipman, Finckel

ARTISTS

Gilles Vonsattel piano
Francisco Fullana violin
Ida Kavafian violin
Matthew Lipman viola
David Finckel cello