Chamber Music Society

Airs at 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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An Evening of Bach and Purcell

Tune in Monday at 10 pm, as Elliott Forrest hosts an evening of Baroque music by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Hommage à Brahms

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tune in at 10 pm Monday to hear a work by Brahms, as well as one dedicated to his memory, written by the composer György Ligeti.

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Schubert Trio and Berg

Monday, June 06, 2016

Tune in Monday at 10 pm for Schubert's Trio No. 1, and Alessio Bax performs Alban Berg's Piano Sonata No. 1.

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Boccherini and Brahms

Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday at 10 pmthe Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents a pair of quintets, featuring the Miro Quartet.

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Songs Long Lives

Monday, May 23, 2016

This Monday at 10 pm, Gilbert Kalish, and the Pacifica and Belcea string quartets join the Chamber Music Society in a program devoted to the power of the human voice.

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Chamber Music Society Plays Bach and Telemann

Monday, May 16, 2016

Tune in at 10 pm Monday for a selection of Baroque music, including three of Bach's Brandenberg Concertos and a piece by his contemporary, Telemann.  

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Heart on the Sleeve

Monday, May 09, 2016

Elliott Forrest hosts this broadcast featuring a Shostakovich String Octet and Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2.

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French III: the 1870's

Monday, May 02, 2016

Tune in Monday at 10 pm, as Elliott Forrest hosts a program featuring the music of Saint-Saëns and Fauré.

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The Classical Style

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tune in at 10 pm Monday to hear the Danish String Quartet and pianist Wu Han explore connections between chamber works by Haydn and Beethoven at the turn of the 19th century.

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Folk Traditions

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tune in at 10 pm Monday, as two string quartets — the Jupiter and Orion, with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott — perform folk-inspired pieces by Dvořák and Dohnányi. 

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French II: Small to Big

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tune in at 10 pm on Monday to hear a pair of French chamber works: an intimate sonata by Maurice Ravel, and a larger piano quintet by his contemporary, Louis Vierne.  

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Voices of Longing

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday at 10 pm, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents an all-Brahms program, including his quartet in G Minor and two late piano works performed by Shai Wosner.

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Serenade, Songs, Sonata

Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday at 10pm hear works by Hugo Wolf, Felix Mendelssohn and Sergei Prokofiev performed by the Orion String Quartet, pianist Jeremy Denk and others.

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Great Favorites: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Monday, February 08, 2016

Monday at 10 pm, Elliot Forrest hosts performances of Mozart's String Duo No. 1 and Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence" sextet.

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Haydn and Dvorak

Monday, February 01, 2016

The Belcea Quartet plays Haydn and Jeremy Denk joins Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 1 with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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Finnish Masters

Monday, January 25, 2016

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features music by Finnish composers Crusell and Sibelius.

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Classical Transition

Monday, January 18, 2016

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Hear a Mozart sonata for two pianos and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 6.

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In That Final Year

Monday, January 11, 2016

This week features Schubert’s Fantasy in C major for Violin and Piano and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F minor for Strings. Each piece written in the final year of the composer’s life.

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Dvořák's Folk Traditions

Monday, January 04, 2016

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Hear chamber music by Dvořák, featuring pianists Wu Han and Jeremy Denk.

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Great Trios

Monday, December 21, 2015

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features trio pieces by Dohnányi and Beethoven.

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Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'

Monday, December 14, 2015

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features wind pieces by Vivaldi.

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