Jonathan Biss and Brentano String Quartet Play Early Baroque and Romantic Works

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pianist Jonathan Biss. Pianist Jonathan Biss. (Benjamin Ealovega)

On Feb. 23, pianist Jonathan Biss and the Brentano String Quartet played works by Schumann, Brahms and Mozart, recorded live at Carnegie Hall.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon co-hosted the live broadcast alongside John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds show and WQXR's newest program, The Furthermore.

Listen to Biss talk about the concert's program:

Listen to Bruce Adolphe talk about his Gesualdo arrangments:

In this video, our hosts recap their favorite moments from the concert and highlight what to listen for in the on-demand audio above.

Program details:

Jonathan Biss, piano
Brentano String Quartet: Mark Steinberg, violin; Serena Canin, violin; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Schumann: Fünf Gesänge der Frühe
Gesualdo: Selections from Madrigals, Book VI (arr. Bruce Adolphe)
"Deh, come invan sospiro"
"Beltà poi che t'assenti"
"Resta di darmi noia"
"Già piansi nel dolore"
"Moro, lasso, al mio duolo"
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 118
Mozart: String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of their tweets and photos:

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