Jan 9, 2020, 8 PM
Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The energy, imagination, and integrity they bring to their concert performances and artistic projects go unmatched.
“Mr. Finckel and Wu Han gave eloquent and deeply committed performances. He played with a deep and burnished tone and she with a sparkling virtuosity. Best of all was how keenly they listened to each
other.” -The New York Times
Bach Sonata in G major for Cello and Keyboard, BWV 1027 (before 1741)
Beethoven Sonata in C major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1 (1815)
Mendelssohn Sonata in D major for Cello and Piano, Op. 58 (1843)
Albéniz Selections from Suite española for Piano, Op. 47 (1886)
Britten Sonata in C major for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 (1960-61)
Wu Han, piano; David Finckel, cello
Jan 10, 2020, 8 PM
Experience the grace, wit, and charm of French music. The program begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons. In between, the Ravel sonata, written soon after World War I, uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.
Saint-Saëns Trio No. 1 in F major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 18 (1864)
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22)
Fauré Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15 (1876-79)
Wu Han, piano; Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello