Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions III

Several of today’s leading interpreters of classical repertoire appear in this series that highlights Beethoven’s compositional voice and its influence on the art form.The Pacifica and Artemis quartets, and Leonidas Kavakos with Enrico Pace all explore dynamic programs that celebrate the continuum of extraordinary musical collaboration in chamber music.

Pacifica Quartet
Marc-André Hamelin

Leonidas Kavakos
Enrico Pace

Artemis Quartet

Pacifica Quartet
Marc-André Hamelin

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Pacifica Quartet
·· Simin Ganatra, Violin
·· Sibbi Bernhardsson, Violin
·· Masumi Per Rostad, Viola
·· Brandon Vamos, Cello
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

Program

ORNSTEIN Piano Quintet
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Encore:DVOŘÁK Scherzo-Furiant: Molto vivace from Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
Fresh and daring, the Pacifica Quartet performs strikingly personal interpretations of classical and contemporary composers with “remarkable unanimity of vibrato, attack, and volume” (The New York Times). This inventive group comes to Carnegie Hall with one of its signature programs, pairing experimental composer Leo Ornstein’s rhythmically engaging Piano Quintet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin and one of Beethoven’s sublime late string quartets.

Listen

Beethoven's String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo)


Cleveland Quartet
Telarc

Leonidas Kavakos
Enrico Pace

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Enrico Pace, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No.1
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

Encores:KREISLER “Caprice Viennois,” Op. 2
KREISLER “Schön Rosmarin” from Old Viennese Melodies
KREISLER "Liebesfreud" from Old Viennese Melodies
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace have been burning up concert halls together since 2006, performing electrifying works “suited to [their] felicitous chemistry” (The New York Times). The dynamic duo completes an entire series of just that kind of repertoire—Beethoven’s violin sonatas—with this final program that includes the composer’s beloved “Kreutzer” Sonata, affording audiences a rare opportunity to see exactly how an extraordinary collaboration can transform the experience of making music.

Artemis Quartet

Zankel Hall
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Artemis Quartet
·· Vineta Sareika, Violin
·· Gregor Sigl, Violin
·· Friedemann Weigle, Viola
·· Eckart Runge, Cello

Program

BRAHMS String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Encore:BACH Prelude and Fugue in E Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 879
“The Artemis Quartet has always played with vigor, brilliance, and sensitivity. More than that, its performances have had clarity of conception and unfussy directness” (The New York Times). The peerless performers bring their exquisite playing to an exceptional program of quintessential quartets by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as a contemporary work by György Kurtág.

Listen

Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 (Allegro)


Artemis Quartet
Virgin Classics