The Creative Spirit

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Claude Debussy’s innovations made modern music possible. His only string quartet, the first truly Impressionist-style chamber music, opened a new era for the string quartet. Surrounding Debussy’s iconic work are Czech novelties both traditional and modernist, plus a milestone work of the German school, Brahms’s mighty A major Piano Quartet.

Suk | Elegie for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 23 (1902)
Janácek | Sonata for Violin and Piano (1914-15)
Debussy | Quartet in G minor for Strings, Op. 10 (1893)
Brahms | Quartet No. 2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26 (1861)

Juho Pohjonen, piano
Danbi Um, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
Jan Vogler, cello
Escher String Quartet  – Adam Barnett-Hart, Brendan Speltz, violin, Pierre Lapointe, viola, Brook Speltz, cello

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