Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 
October 10, 2021  

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
It’s safe to say that without the virtuosity and imagination of Ludwig van Beethoven changing the course of music history, many of the most exciting chamber works would simply not exist. In a program that opens with Beethoven’s youthful and daring string trio, a succession of composers follows whose music was indelibly influenced by the master. Johann Nepomuk Hummel was at once Beethoven’s admirer, friend and rival, and his striking and seldom-heard quintet echoes both Beethoven’s creativity and pianistic wizardry. The gentle Schubert lived in Beethoven’s shadow, too shy to approach the great man, yet he did just that through music of incomparable personal transparency. And Felix Mendelssohn, regarded as the greatest musical prodigy of all time, concludes this celebration of Beethoven’s legacy with a sextet of novel design and thrilling brilliance.

WU HAN, piano
RICHARD LIN, violin
WU QIAN, piano
ARNAUD SUSSMANN, violin/viola
NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, cello
MATTHEW LIPMAN, viola
BLAKE HINSON, double bass

Program

Beethoven Connections

BEETHOVEN
Trio in C minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 3

HUMMEL
Quintet in E-flat for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 87

SCHUBERT
Rondo in A major for Piano, Four Hands, D. 951

MENDELSSOHN
Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, Op. 110

Program Notes

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Venue

Temple Beth-El
Address: 211 Belknap Place
Time: 3:15 PM

October 7th — Interview with Wu Han highlighting Beethoven Connections Program

by Barry Brake | Classical Connections on KPAC 88.3FM

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