French II: Small to Big

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel (Wikimedia Commons)

Tune in at 10 pm Monday to explore a breadth of French chamber music from the early 20th century. The program begins with Maurice Ravel's sonata for violin and cello. The Danish String Quartet then joins pianist Gilles Vonsattel for Louis Vierne's Piano Quintet. Elliott Forrest hosts this program with commentary from Chamber Music Society co-artistic director David Finckel.

Program Playlist:

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Yura Lee, violin; Jakob Koranyi, cello

Louis Vierne: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 42
Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Danish String Quartet (Frederik Oland, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Asbjørn Norgaard, viola; Fredrik Sjolin, cello)

Comments [1]

W. Hardin from Pembroke Pines, FL

You don't know Vierne because the mainstream classical music world always ignores the organ...the King of Instruments. For organists, he's among the top French composers played and studied, along with Franck and Charles-Marie Widor. His six wonderful symphonies and frequently heard and also his piece on the chime of Big Ben--"Carillon de Westminster" is one of the most popular concert pieces. This lovely quintet can take its place with the best of them.

Mar. 14 2016 10:35 PM

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