Vienna to Hollywood
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Vienna has likely produced more great music than any other city in the world. As our program’s anchor Viennese composer, we’ve chosen Schubert, the only one of the Viennese giants actually born in the storied city. His pair of fantasies, composed in the last year of his life, are a stunning tribute to his everlasting genius. And likewise, Hollywood’s movie industry has generated a level of creative composing to rival any European capital, and perhaps the most famous of all was Erich Wolfgang Korngold (think: The Adventures of Robin Hood) who wrote this stirring, hyper-romantic piano quartet for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein.
SCHUBERT Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, Op. 103 (1828)
SCHUBERT Fantasy in C major for Violin and Piano, D. 934, Op. 159 (1827)
KORNGOLD Suite for Piano Left Hand, Two Violins, and Cello, Op. 23 (1930)
Juho Pohjonen, Wu Qian, piano • Sean Lee, Danbi Um, violin • Mihai Marica, cello
- John Q and Karen E. Smith