Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions III

Experience ravishing and entrancing music performed by some of today's most energetic and exciting young performers—from solo violin works of Bach and Ysaÿe performed by the fabulous Julia Fischer to the late string quartets of Beethoven with the acclaimed Belcea Quartet. Plus, pianist Jonathan Biss joins the Elias String Quartet for music both classic and contemporary.

 


Belcea Quartet

Cancelled: Julia Fischer

Jonathan Biss
Elias String Quartet

Belcea Quartet

Zankel Hall
Friday, November 9, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Belcea Quartet
·· Corina Belcea, Violin
·· Axel Schacher, Violin
·· Krzysztof Chorzelski, Viola
·· Antoine Lederlin, Cello

Program

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp"
BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Encore:BEETHOVEN Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo from String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
The Belcea Quartet closes out its three-concert, all-Beethoven residency with a concert that includes the “Harp” Quartet, a work so filled with moments of joy and tenderness that you can’t help but smile when you hear it. What follows represents Beethoven at his most innovative, with the relentless power of the Grosse Fuge and the mystical and fascinating C-sharp–Minor Quartet, Op. 131.

Listen

Beethoven's Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major for Strings, Op. 127, IV. Finale

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Juilliard String Quartet
Sony Classical

Cancelled: Julia Fischer

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Julia Fischer, Violin

Program

BACH Solo Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
HINDEMITH Solo Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 11, No. 6
Julia Fischer has had to cancel her appearance for family reasons. This concert will not be rescheduled.

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Julia Fischer
is a musical force of nature you have to witness. “Fischer is astounding,” raves Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR Music. That’s been the consensus since the young violinist burst onto the classical-music scene and was named Best Newcomer of the Year in 2006 by BBC Music Magazine. On this solo recital, she performs works by Hindemith, Ysaÿe, and Bach.

Listen

Bach's Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006, III. Gavotte en rondeau

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Julia Fischer
Pentatone

Jonathan Biss
Elias String Quartet

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Jonathan Biss, Piano
Elias String Quartet
·· Sara Bitlloch, Violin
·· Donald Grant, Violin
·· Martin Saving, Viola
·· Marie Bitlloch, Cello

Program

MOZART Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
TIMOTHY ANDRES Piano Quintet (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
“What I feel for Schumann goes beyond love and admiration," says Jonathan Biss. “The intensity of his passion for music, and his will to use music as a poetic and personal, yet fully realized and deeply expressive language strike me as the highest aims imaginable for a musician.” On this program, part of his season-long focus on Mozart, Janáček, and Schumann, Biss joins members of the Elias String Quartet for Schumann’s Piano Quartet.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Schumann's String Quartet in C Major K. 465 "Dissonance," IV. Allegro molto

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Elias String Quartet
Wigmore Hall