Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – From Mendelssohn

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Date(s) - 04/25/2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

St. Cecilia Music Center

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Mendelssohn’s combined mastery of melody, form, counterpoint, and the chamber idiom was admired and imitated by composers for generations to come. In a program bookended by two works of Mendelssohn from 1845, one brief, the other epic, we hear Mendelssohn’s close friend Robert Schumann’s response to Mendelssohn’s piano trios; how, near the end of his life, Brahms recalled Mendelssohn’s lyricism through the viola’s dark voice; and finally how Mendelssohn’s great admirer Tchaikovsky combined the German’s signature scherzo idiom with Russian melancholy and splendor in three selections from The Seasons for solo piano. Tickets are $45-$40 / Students $12. Ticket prices include fees. All ticket holders are welcome to attend the post-concert party. Ask about the pre-concert reception for $15 p.p.