Nicholas Canellakis
Nicholas Canellakis

Winter Festival: Schoenberg's Transfigured Night

Friday, March 18, 2022, 7:30 PM at Alice Tully Hall
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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, for Piano (1913)
  • 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)

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