Angelo Xiang Yu
Angelo Xiang Yu

1899: Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 5:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall - This event has been cancelled


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“Two people walk through the cold, bare woods.” This magical work by Schoenberg was created at two crossroads: the close of the 19th century, and the twilight of the Romantic age. Influenced by the lushness of Wagner, yet imbued with the integrity of Brahms, this beloved sextet bids a nostalgic farewell to the art and thinking of its time. This captivating program juxtaposes music of different eras, nationalities, and styles, all inspired by the enchanting mysteries of the night.


  • Boccherini Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, G. 324, “La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid” (1780)
  • Schubert Notturno in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, D. 897, Op. 148 (1828)
  • Britten Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2 (1932)
  • Debussy “La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune” from Préludes, Book II (1911-13)
  • Debussy “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque for Piano (c. 1890, rev. 1905)
  • Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 4 (1899)