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.


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


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


  • 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
Beethoven's Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major for Strings, Op. 127, IV. Finale
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony Classical
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Cancelled: Julia Fischer
Zankel Hall


  • Julia Fischer, Violin


  • 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
Bach's Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006, III. Gavotte en rondeau
Julia Fischer
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Jonathan Biss
Elias String Quartet
Zankel Hall


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


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

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