Joachim's World

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

The Hungarian violinist and composer Joseph Joachim was easily one of the most influential musicians of the 19th century. He inspired, and indeed often guided, the great composers of his day, most notably among them Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms. In this special concert, we hear miniatures by Joachim and by his musical friends, and also the landmark piano quintet by Robert Schumann, a work that was undoubtedly performed many times by Joachim during his lifetime. 

We also hear British violinist Daniel Hope, the Chamber Music Society’s guest last season whose own involvement in the music of Joachim led the CMS to present an entire concert in tribute to the great violinist, for whom Brahms wrote his immortal violin concerto.

Program details:

Joachim: Romanze from Drei Stücke for Violin and Piano, Op. 2
— Daniel Hope, violin; Wu Han, piano.

Brahms: Scherzo, WoO 2, from "F-A-E" Sonata for Violin and Piano
— Daniel Hope, violin; Wu Han, piano.

Joachim: Sostenuto and Andante Cantabile from Hebrew Melodies (after Byron) for Viola and Piano, Op. 9
— Paul Neubauer, viola; Wu Han, piano.

Schumann: Quintet in E-flat major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 44
— Wu Han, piano; Ani Kavafian, Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicolas Altstaedt, cello.

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