Sacred and Profane

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 7:30 PM at Alice Tully Hall
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Chamber music comes with a seemingly endless range of emotion from understated and charming to complex and spellbinding.

Notable works by trailblazers Debussy and Ravel follow an elegant duo by the founder of the Baroque French violin school, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Olivier Messiaen’s The Blackbird, an extravagant example of the composer’s fascination with bird calls.


  • Leclair Sonata in E minor for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 5 (1730)
  • Messiaen Le Merle noir (The Blackbird) for Flute and Piano (1951)
  • Debussy Danse sacrée et Danse profane for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass (1904)
  • Tournier Suite for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp, Op. 34 (1928)
  • Ravel Sonatine for Flute, Cello, and Harp (arr. Carlos Salzedo) (1903–05)
  • Ravel Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1914)

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