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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French III: the 1870's

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

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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The St. Lawrence String Quartet Plays Franck

Monday, December 07, 2015

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

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Classical Winds

Monday, November 30, 2015

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

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Escher Quartet Plays Schubert

Monday, November 23, 2015

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week the Escher Quartet plays two pieces by Schubert.

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Middle European Masters

Monday, November 16, 2015

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

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George Crumb's American Songbook

Monday, November 09, 2015

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features music by American composer George Crumb.

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The Orion String Quartet Play Mozart

Monday, November 02, 2015

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

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Emanuel Ax Plays Schubert

Monday, October 26, 2015

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

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