New York, London, Tokyo, Haverhill! In 1978, a group of ten musicians holding principal positions with such prestigious ensembles as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, New York City Ballet and Opera Orchestras, and New York’s Speculum Musicae joined artistic forces in northern New Hampshire to present chamber music of the highest quality.
Join the NCCP for Winterlude, featuring three masterpieces composed approximately one hundred years apart. In 1785, after completing his six string quartets dedicated to Haydn, Mozart set out to explore a new genre: the piano quartet. His two masterpieces, the G minor and the Eb Major, in this new formation set the standard for all composers to emulate. Fast-forward ninety-four years to 1879 when Cesar Franck composes his Piano Quintet, a masterwork of unbridled passion. The Quintet was dedicated to Saint-Saens who played the piano in the 1880 Paris premiere. Fast-forward another ninety-nine years and the Estonian composer, Arvo Part, pens his ethereal lullaby, Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror). Parts contemplative, otherworldly style seeks to unite the ancient with the modern ages.
Musicians: Ronnie Bauch, violin Jia Kim, violoncello
Aaron Boyd, violin Bernard Rose, piano, Ah Ling Neu, viola
Program: W. A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, K493
Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel
Cesar Franck Piano Quintet in F Minor