Stars of Vienna


Virtually without exception, artists throughout history have flocked to the world’s cultural metropolises. Whether in search of inspiration, fame, connections, or the simple intellectual camaraderie that is a phenomenon of the legendary cafés, creative thinkers have been drawn to the Austrian capital of Vienna for centuries. However, perhaps no profession competes historically with the art of music when it comes to Vienna. The environment upon which Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms fed allowed these geniuses to produce arguably the greatest music ever composed. This program pairs two iconic works of the late 18th century, composed by Mozart at the height of his powers and by Beethoven setting out to take Vienna by storm. And to conclude, the mighty second piano quartet of Brahms synthesizes the best of both the Classical and Romantic ages, connecting with Mozart and Beethoven through design (and with Schumann in spirit).


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  • Mozart: Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
  • Beethoven: Trio in G major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 2
  • Brahms: Quartet No. 2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26

Wu Han, piano
James Thompson, violin
Matthew Lipman, viola
David Finckel, cello


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Mozart: Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 478
Brahms: Quartet No. 2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26


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This program is available for booking March 1-13, 2022.

For more information about booking CMS in North America, contact David Rowe Artists Management.