Chamber Music Society

Airs Mondays at 10 pm on WQXR.

Hosted by Elliott Forrest, with commentary by the performers and Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, these programs are recorded live by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and produced by WQXR. The CMS radio series is syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, heard on more than 60 commercial and non-commercial stations across the U.S. Broadcasts and carried locally on WQXR.

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Britten and Mendelssohn

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features chamber music with piano by Mendelssohn and Britten.

Mozart and Shostakovich for Two Pianos

Monday, April 14, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features pianists Andre-Michel Schub and Anne-Marie McDermott playing music by Mozart and Shostakovich.

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Through the Looking Glass

Monday, April 07, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features the Escher String Quartet performing Beethoven’s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132, plus Britten’s arrangement of Purcell’s Chacony in G Minor.

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Mendelssohn and Dvořák, Music for Strings

Monday, March 31, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a Mendelssohn quintet and a Dvořák terzetto.

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Shostakovich Quartets, Part II

Monday, March 24, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features the Jerusalem Quartet performing two Shostakovich string quartets.

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Delius, Bliss and Walton

Monday, March 17, 2014

This week features music from three English composers: Frederick Delius, Arthur Bliss and William Walton.

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Youthful Britten

Monday, March 10, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a an all-Britten program that focuses on the works of his youth. Performers include the Orion and Escher String Quartets.

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Hungarian Masters

Monday, March 03, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a program of Hungarian masters — Kodaly and Bartok — with soloists Ida Kavafian and Emanuel Ax.

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A French and English Connection

Monday, February 24, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features music from French and English composers.

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Bach and Vivaldi

Monday, February 17, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Baroque program of Bach and Vivaldi.

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As Night Descends

Monday, February 10, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a program of music for the night — Chopin, Bloch and Wolff — with soloists Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan and Alessio Bax.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar

Monday, February 03, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-English program of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar.

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Mozart and Britten

Monday, January 27, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a Mozart sextet is paired with a Britten cello sonata.

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Czech Masterworks

Monday, January 20, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a program of Czech masterpieces by Smetana and Janacek.

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Love Songs

Monday, January 13, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an evening of love songs by Brahms, Berg and Ullman sung by Michelle Areyzaga and Kelly Markgraf.

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All Shostakovich

Monday, January 06, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Shostakovich program with pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Andre-Michel Schub, as well as violist Paul Neubauer.

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All Brahms

Monday, December 23, 2013

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features the Brahms Piano Quartet in A.

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Mozart and Strauss

Monday, December 16, 2013

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features a Mozart piano trio and the chamber-music side of Richard Strauss.

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All Fauré

Monday, December 09, 2013

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Faure program, including songs sung by Paul Groves and the Piano Quartet featuring Elmar Oliveira on violin.

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A Celebration of Bach

Monday, December 02, 2013

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Bach program, including two keyboard concertos with soloist Jeremy Denk.

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Rachmaninoff: Suite for Two Pianos

Monday, November 25, 2013

Elliott Forrest hosts a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week's program features Rachmaninoff’s suites for two pianos.

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