Presented by the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase.
A feast for the eyes and ears, Bartók’s ingenious creation stands alone in the chamber music literature, an astonishing synthesis of percussion and keyboard. Also featured on the program are two more milestones: Dohnányi’s delectable Serenade, the 20th century’s first string trio, and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet ne plus ultra, “Souvenir de Florence.”
- Dohnányi Serenade in C major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 10 (1902)
- Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (1937)
- Tchaikovsky Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” (1890; rev. 1891-92)