From Prague to Vienna

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Thank you for your interest in The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Unfortunately, faced with uncertainty in the months ahead about the impact of COVID-19 — especially when it comes to artist travel and visas — we have made the difficult decision to postpone a number of performances. This includes From Prague to Vienna. We have rescheduled this performance from December 16, 2020 to January 14, 2021 to remain as part of our 20–21 season.

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This concert celebrates friendship and family with three composers who mentored and inspired each other. Brahms discovered Dvorák through a composition competition, helped him rise to international stardom, and became his lifelong friend and mentor. In turn, Suk was one of Dvorák’s favorite students and eventually became his son-in-law. Suk’s piano quartet holds a special place in their relationship: it was the first piece that made Dvorák fall in love with his talent. Dvorák was also a devoted family man, and he saved his 100th opus number for a special work for his children. The program ends with the young Brahms’s first piano quartet, which changed music history with its rousing ending.

Dvorák | Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893)
Suk | Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1 (1891)
Brahms | Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25 (1860-61)

Wu Han, piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
David Finckel, cello


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