OSVALDO GOLIJOV Mariel
Osvaldo Golijov composed Mariel
in memory of his friend Mariel Stubrin, capturing
the short instant before grief upon learning about her sudden death. In the short
work, he also incorporates the Brazilian music that she loved. Tonight’s duo
performs the original version for cello and marimba.
FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in
often overshadowed by her brother Felix’s legacy, Fanny Mendelssohn’s
compositions—numbering more than 460 works—are being rediscovered as mature and
intelligent pieces in their own right.
only string quartet owes a debt to the quartets of Beethoven, heard most
obviously in the second movement’s fugal section.
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat
Major, Op. 44
the first of its kind, Schumann’s Piano Quintet inspired other masterworks in
the form, notably those by Brahms and Dvořák. Though Schumann had not completed
a single work of chamber music prior to 1842, the combination of instruments
allowed him to operate on a large scale, having access to the intimacy of a
string quartet, the virtuosity of a solo pianist, and the grandeur of these