Music’s ability to tell stories and paint pictures, with few or no words, is truly an asset that the art form possesses all to itself. This week's program features three richly evocative works from the 20 century by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Arnold Schoenberg.
Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) for Ensemble.
— Daniel Phillips, Ida Kavafian, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Dane Johansen, cello; Kurt Muroki, contrabass; Sooyun Kim, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Kenneth Cooper, harmonium; Mark Holloway, chinese cymbal.
Maurice Ravel: Chansons madécasses for Voice, Flute, Cello, and Piano.
— Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ransom Wilson, flute; Fred Sherry, cello; André-Michel Schub, piano.
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, Op. 4.
— Jaime Laredo, Bella Hristova, violin; Paul Neubauer, Beth Guterman, viola; Sharon Robinson, Gary Hoffman, cello.