Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions III

Reacquaint yourself with some well-loved chamber pieces and introduce yourself to music you may not have heard before—but is sure to enthrall. Tchaikovsky’s piano trio, music by John Adams, and Ravel’s enchanting, aromatic string quartet are all part of this series.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Ensemble ACJW

Takács Quartet

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
·· Joseph Kalichstein, Piano
·· Jaime Laredo, Violin
·· Sharon Robinson, Cello
Michael Tree, Viola
Harold Robinson, Double Bass

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH Quintet for Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass and Piano (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
Since making their debut as a group at the 1977 presidential inauguration, these three stellar musicians have astounded audiences around the world with trio repertoire both familiar and new. On this program, they perform Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, and give the New York premiere of a Carnegie Hall co-commission by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich with guest artists.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 50: Variazione 1. (Cantabile)


Joseph Kalichstein, Piano; Jaime Laredo, Violin; Sharon Robinson, Cello
Koch International Classics

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Zankel Hall
Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
David Robertson, Conductor
Moran Katz, Clarinet

Program

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
LIGETI Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments
JOHN ADAMS Gnarly Buttons
HAYDN Symphony No. 8 in G Major, "Le soir"
Sometimes it seems as if these intrepid musicians, all alumni or fellows of The Academy postgraduate program, can do anything. Performers, teachers, and advocates for their art form, they show their versatility on this program of music that ranges from Haydn and Wagner to John Adams and Ligeti. They’re joined by St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson and a soloist from the ranks of the ensemble, clarinetist Moran Katz.

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John Adams Gnarly Buttons


London Sinfonietta; John Adams, Conductor; Michael Collins, Clarinet 
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season

Takács Quartet

Zankel Hall
Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Takács Quartet
·· Edward Dusinberre, Violin
·· Károly Schranz, Violin
·· Geraldine Walther, Viola
·· András Fejér, Cello

Program

JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
RAVEL String Quartet in F Major
For its second of two nights at Carnegie Hall, the Takács Quartet presents Janáček’s fascinating “Intimate Letters” quartet, inspired by 700 obsessive love letters the composer wrote to a married woman 37 years his junior, and Britten’s final major work. The evening concludes with Ravel’s only string quartet, the Quartet in F Major, a piece featuring nostalgic melodies dedicated to the composer’s teacher Fauré.

Listen

Ravel String Quartet F Major (Vif et agité)


Quartetto Italiano
Philips