1825: Mendelssohn's Octet

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ticket Information

Tuesday May 19th, 2020 at 7:30pm

Approximately 2 hours with intermission

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Description

We end our milestone season with a work rightly considered a true miracle: Mendelssohn’s Octet. Written by the composer when he was only 16 years old, it is as masterful in every way as the valedictory works of any composer. Words cannot describe the excitement this piece generates in the concert hall; one simply has to experience it. Mendelssohn’s Octet has inspired countless works, two of which are on this program: Shostakovich’s compact and frenetic octet of 1925, and Enescu’s towering octet of 1900.


Ensemble Name
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Musicians
Soovin Kim, Kristin Lee, Sean Lee, Danbi Um, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Richard O'Neill, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Keith Robinson, Cello
Composers
Enescu, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn
Program

Enescu Octet in C major for Strings, Op. 7 (1900)

Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11 (1924-25)
 
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 20 (1825)

Venue
Alice Tully Hall
Location
1941 Broadway
New York, NY
Phone
212-875-5788