The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Sensational Strings. The unusual instrumentation of this sextet offers listeners a depth of sound and a wealth of texture unlike any other instrumental grouping. Sensational Strings will feature two works—one by beloved composer Antonín Dvořák alongside a piece by 20th-century master Erwin Schulhoff—both containing rigorous technical demands and emotional depth. Add to this Beethoven’s Quintet for Strings in C minor, a shocking sensation in its day, and listeners will be astounded at what an unconventional grouping of strings can do in the hands of some of today’s best chamber musicians.
Presented by the University of Auburn.
- Beethoven Quintet in C minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 104 (1794-95, arr. 1817)
- Schulhoff Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos (1920, 1924)
- Dvorák Sextet in A major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 48 (1878)