Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions II

The tremendous variety of chamber music is on display in this series. Hear a piano duo perform Bartók with percussionists, and a string quartet improvise on jazz riffs; a violinist and pianist team up for Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, and a chamber orchestra present a New York premiere with one of today’s favorite sopranos.

Series Events

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Leonidas Kavakos
Enrico Pace
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
  • Enrico Pace, Piano

Program

  • PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 1
  • LERA AUERBACH Selections from Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op. 46
    No. 1 in C Major: Adagio
    No. 18 in F Minor: Agitato
    No. 19 in E-flat Major: Moderato
    No. 20 in C Minor: Tragico
    No. 12 in G-sharp Minor: Adagio
    No. 14 in E-flat Minor: Presto
    No. 15 in C-sharp Major: Adagio sognando
    No. 16 in B-flat Minor: Misterioso
    No. 23 in F Major: Andante
    No. 24 in D Minor: Presto
  • BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

  • Encore:
  • STRAVINSKY Danse Russe from Pétrouchka (trans. Dushkin)
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 In A "Kreutzer", Op. 47: I. (Adagio Sostenuto - Presto)
Fritz Kreisler, Violin; Franz Rupp, Piano
EMI Classics
Saturday, February 25, 2012 | 7:30 PM
András Schiff
Dénes Várjon
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • András Schiff, Piano
  • Dénes Várjon, Piano
  • David Skidmore, Percussion
  • James Michael Deitz, Percussion

Program

  • SCHUMANN (ARR. DEBUSSY) Six Etudes in Canonic Form
  • GYÖRGY KURTÁG GYÖRGY KURTÁG Selections from Játékok
    ·· Fog Canon
    ·· Furious Chorale
    ·· Bells (Homage to Stravinsky)
    ·· Homage to Halmágyi Mihály
  • DEBUSSY En blanc et noir
  • BARTÓK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Ebène Quartet
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Ebène Quartet
    ·· Pierre Colombet, Violin
    ·· Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
    ·· Mathieu Herzog, Viola
    ·· Raphaël Merlin, Cello

Program

  • MOZART String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
  • Jazz and Pop Improvisations
Misirlou (from Pulp Fiction)
Ebène Quartet
Virgin
Monday, April 30, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Australian Chamber Orchestra
    Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director
  • Dawn Upshaw, Soprano

Program

  • WEBERN Five Movements, Op. 5
  • GEORGE CRUMB Selections from Black Angels
  • MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks (NY Premiere)
  • SCHUMANN "Mondnacht," Op. 39, No. 5 (arr. Tognetti)
  • SCHUBERT "Geheimes," D. 719 (arr. Brahms)
  • SCHUBERT "Der Tod und das Mädchen" ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 531(arr. Tognetti)
  • GRIEG String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (arr. Tognetti)

  • Encore:
  • WALTON Allegro molto from Sonata for String Orchestra