STRAUSS – Till eulenspiegel einmal anders! (arr. Hasenöhrl)
HOFFMAN – Music for Two Oboes
BRAHMS – Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Brahms shelved his third piano quartet, first composed in his youth, for two decades before returning to finish it. The meaning of the work – and its emotional ties to Robert and Clara Schumann – is shrouded in mystery. Till Eulenspiegel – einmal anders is a masterpiece in miniature, an arrangement of Richard Strauss’s famous orchestral tone poem for just five instruments, and in half the time. Plus, American Joel Hoffman’s Music for Two Oboes, and a new work by the winner of the Pappalardo Composition Competition.
Radius Ensemble is Longy School of Music's Ensemble-in-Residence. All concerts are free with Longy ID.
Join us for Longy's Annual Gala Celebration on Monday, March 12, 2018! Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Longy's Sistema Side by Side Series with a concert in Sanders Theatre followed by a dinner in Annenberg Hall.
Longy is proud to welcome renowned flutist Sergio Pallotelli to our faculty. As an artist who frequently performs works not originally written for the flute, in this performance he will explore what can be learned by embracing an identity different from one’s own.
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a concert inspired by this essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, adapted from a TEDx talk viewed more than three million times. This piece aims to identify a definition for feminism of the 21st century. The text will be used as inspiration, and featured in an evening of music written by and about women (including multiple Bostonian women composers).
For this second program, the Trio will perform works that have taken on an identity of their own. Fauré’s Op. 120 is one of his final two compositions and is an unquestioned masterwork. The Shostakovich Trio was written in the height of terror in 1944—just after the death of his dear friend Ivan Sollertinsky.
Throughout his career, Brahms’ identity continuously evolved. Some would call him a traditionalist, but even Arnold Schoenberg labeled him “a progressive.” Here, the Trio, joined by Dean Wayman Chin on piano, celebrates Brahms’ support and respect for many Eastern European composers.
Brahms: Piano Quartet #1 in g minor, Op.25
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances for 4-hands
Schoenberg: String Trio, Op.45
Admission is free but tickets are required.
Rarely heard as a unit, Longy faculty members Aristides Rivas and Spencer Myer will perform Beethoven's complete works for Cello and Piano: the five Sonatas and the three sets of Variations, encompassing the composer's entire compositional trajectory.
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