The Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center

Saturdays 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Hosted by Elliott Forrest and David Finckel

Recorded live in New York's Alice Tully Hall, The Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center features stellar performances with commentary by Elliott Forrest and CMS cellist and Artistic Director David Finckel. The Chamber Music Society resides at Lincoln Center—the largest performing arts complex in the world—alongside the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the Lincoln Theater and more. Through its concerts, music education programs, recordings, and broadcasts, the Society draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810  Death and the Maiden

Broadcast Saturday June 14 at 7 p.m.

Brett Dean: Epitaphs for String Quintet
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Broadcast Saturday June 7 at 7 p.m.

Bach and Schubert

May 30, 2014

Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011  (Colin Carr, cello)
Schubert: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 125, D 87

Broadcast Saturday May 31 at 7 p.m.

Child Prodigies

May 22, 2014

Mozart: Piano Trio in E, K. 542
Korngold: Piano Quintet in E, Op. 15

Broadcast Saturday May 24 at 7 p.m.

Debussy and Ravel

May 16, 2014

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

Listen Saturday May 17 at 7 p.m.

Mozart: Serenade for Winds in C minor, K 388
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, Cello and Double Bass, Op. 44

Listen Saturday May 10 at 7 p.m.

John Ireland: Cavatina and Bagatelle for Violin and Piano

Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36

Listen Saturday May 3 at 7 p.m.

Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6

Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet in B minor, Op. 3

Listen Saturday April 26 at 7 p.m.

Anne-Marie McDermott and Andre-Michel Schub, pianos

Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D, K. 448

Shostakovich: Suite for 2 Pianos, Op. 6

Shostakovich: Tarantella for 2 Pianos

Listen Saturday April 19 at 7 p.m.

Escher String Quartet

Purcell (arr. Britten): Chacony in G minor

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Listen Saturday April 12 at 7 p.m.

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68

Listen Saturday April 5 at 7 p.m.

Frederick Delius: Violin Sonata No. 3

Arthur Bliss: Madame Noy for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble

William Walton: Piano Quartet in D minor

Listen Saturday March 29 at 7 p.m.

Britten: Three Divertimentos for String Quartet

Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 2

Britten: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 25

Listen Saturday March 22 at 7 p.m.

Kodaly and Bartok

Mar 14, 2014

Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello

Bartok: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion

Listen Saturday March 15 at 7 p.m.

Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

Benjamin Britten: Two Insect Pieces for Oboe and Piano

Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Listen Saturday March 8 at 7 p.m.

Bach and Vivaldi

Feb 27, 2014

Bach: Violin Sonata in G, BWV 1019

Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D, RV 428 'The Goldfinch'

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050

Listen Saturday March 1 at 7 p.m.

Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade

Ernest Bloch: Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio

Chopin: Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1; Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 (Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano)

Listen Saturday February 22 at 7 p.m.

English Chamber Music

Feb 14, 2014

The Society features chamber music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar.

Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet

Elgar: Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Listen Saturday, Feburary 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Mozart and Britten

Feb 7, 2014

The Society plays an arrangement for sextet of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in Eb, K 364; then Co-Artisttic Directors David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano, play Benjamin Britten's Cello Sonata, Op. 65.

Listen Saturday February 8 at 7 p.m.

Smetana and Janacek

Jan 31, 2014

This week the Society brings us music of two Czech composers: Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15, and Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters.

Listen Saturday February 1 at 7 p.m.