Watch & Listen
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Highlights of 2022
Take a moment to survey just a few performances and interviews this year. Explore music across the chamber music repertoire with a variety of instrumentations and gain insight from artists as they share their inspiration and insight.
The Artist Series focuses on the work of CMS musicians in a variety of ensembles, complemented by a short documentary film on their life and work.
New Milestones showcases more recent work by an exemplary roster of emerging and distinguished composers. Through this series, CMS commissions new works and presents iconic contemporary repertoire, ensuring that chamber music remains a fresh, evolving art form.
Composers in Focus
Enjoy a rare opportunity to sit in on intimate conversations between composers and musicians who know each other’s work, and in some cases have known each other for decades.
Explore the musical legacies of towering figures in classical music through conversations with students and colleagues along with film clips and historical photos.
Meet the Music!
Concerts for kids ages 6 and up. Now available to watch from the comfort of your home.
Join Bruce Adolphe as the world’s greatest and only Private Ear, Inspector Pulse, for short, family-friendly weekly music lessons.
The Beethoven Quartet Cycle Lectures
Pre-Concert lectures discussing all of Beethoven's String Quartets
Remembering George Crumb 1929-2022
We remember the eclectic and engaging composer George Crumb, who died February 2022 at the age of 92. CMS has been honored and privileged to have known him well, premiering severals works, first appearing in the 1979-80 season. He reshaped not only how we listen to music, but also how we look at it.
CMS salutes the contributions of Black Americans to classical music. The transformational effect on America’s history is realized in a curated list of works by Black composers that would not have been possible if it were not for the events of 1865.
Inspired by Art and Literature
The works in this week's playlist examine how music has long looked to art and literature for inspiration.
Stories and Legends
Some of the greatest stories have been told through music, as explored in this week's playlist.
Some chamber music works are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Hear some of the most sublime works in the repertoire in this week's playlist.
Friendship and Love
Listen to works celebrating friendship and love in this playlist.
Explore how the sound and spirit of nature is reflected in different chamber music works in this week's playlist.
The Power of Music
Music has the power to touch the soul, tell stories, and challenge the imagination. Explore the power of music in this playlist.
The Joy of Music
This week we explore music sure to brighten the mind and soul.
In this week's playlist we take you on a musical journey made to elevate your senses. Check back every day at 12:30 PM (ET) for a new video.
The Mighty Piano
Get your fill of piano with works that highlight this magnificent instrument.
Nothing conveys love quite like music. Enjoy some of the most romantic chamber music works.
Watch and listen to Hungary's deep musical roots.
Transcending: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Celebrates 50 Years
Celebrate CMS's historic milestone and vital work as the leading global chamber music institution.
New to Watch & Listen
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New Milestones: Impression
C. Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Mendelssohn: Variations concertantes in D major for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
Schumann: Trio No. 1 in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 63
Reicha: Quintet in E minor for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn, Op. 88, No. 1
Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, Op. 16
Françaix: L’heure du berger for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 74, “Harp” II. Adagio ma non troppo
Brahms: Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, Op. 67
Mendelssohn: Quartet in B minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 3
Art of Interpretation: Shostakovich
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Beethoven's Trio in E-flat major
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Tchaikovsky's Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Mozart's Quartet in G minor
Art of Interpretation: Haas and Schulhoff
Art of Interpretation: Rachmaninov
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Fauré's Piano Quartet in G minor
Musical Heritage: Dorothy DeLay
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Chopin's Sonata in G minor
Meet the Music! Family Concerts
CMS National Radio Series
National Radio Series Program 18. Viennese Bookends
National Radio Series Program 17. Schubert: From Song to Instrumental Lyricism
National Radio Series Program 16. Schubert’s Trout Quintet
National Radio Series Program 15. Beethoven/Mendelssohn/Hummel
National Radio Series Program 14. Early and Late
National Radio Series Program 13. Mozart's Gran Partita
National Radio Series Program 12. The Genius of Mozart
National Radio Series Program 11. Bach Cantatas
National Radio Series Program 10. Mendelssohn and His Discovery
National Radio Series Program 9. Baroque — Focus on the Mandolin