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Monday, May 23, 2016

Egon Schiele's painting, 'Death and the Maiden,' is in the Galerie Belvedere collection in Vienna. Egon Schiele's painting, 'Death and the Maiden,' is in the Galerie Belvedere collection in Vienna. (Egon Schiele/Wikipedia)

Monday at 10 pm, the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center explores the expressiveness of the human voice. The first half of the program features Ernest Chausson's Chanson Perpetuelle, which weaves together soprano voice and strings into a tale of love, loss and mortality. It's followed by a Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" string quartet, a meditation on similar themes. Schubert wrote the work based on a song that he previously composed, which was inspired by a Matthais Claudius poem. 

Elliott Forrest hosts the program with additional commentary by CMS co-artistic director David Finckel.

Program Playlist:

Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle
Claron McFadden, soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Pacifica Quartet (Simin Ganatra, Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello)

Schubert: Quartet in D minor for Strings, D. 810, Op. Posth. "Death and the Maiden"
Belcea Quartet (Corina Belcea, Axel Schacher, violin; Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola; Antoine Lederlin, cello)

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