Wu Qian
Wu Qian

The Roaring Twenties

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall


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As the Western world turned giddy with 1920s post-war optimism, composers fed the cultural fires with an astonishing array of newly-conceived musical ideas. Gershwin painted his Parisian experience with a piano duo, Janáček confessed his secret passions in a string quartet, and Korngold released a torrent of post-romantic music that would find its way to Hollywood’s biggest screens.


  • Janáček Quartet No. 2 for Strings, “Intimate Letters” (1928)
  • Copland Lento molto from Two Pieces for String Quartet (1928)
  • Gershwin An American in Paris for Two Pianos (1928)
  • Korngold Suite for Piano Left Hand, Two Violins, and Cello, Op. 23 (1930)