Composer Camille Saint-Saëns was one of the most prominent musical figures in France during the 19th century. As a teacher at the École de Musique, he instructed Gabriel Fauré, beginning a lifelong friendship with his most famous pupil. WQXR host Elliott Forrest hosts this program pairing these two composers side-by-side with Saint-Saëns's first cello sonata and Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1. Chamber Music Society co-artistic director David Finckel provides additional commentary.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center airs Mondays at 10 pm.
Saint-Saëns: Sonata No. 1 in C minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 32
Gary Hoffman, cello; David Selig, piano
Fauré: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Colin Carr, cello