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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.
Explore the musical legacies of towering figures in classical music through conversations with students and colleagues along with film clips and historical photos.
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.
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.
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.
Join Bruce Adolphe as the world’s greatest and only Private Ear, Inspector Pulse, for short, family-friendly weekly music lessons.
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.
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.
The Beethoven Quartet Cycle Lectures
Pre-Concert lectures discussing all of Beethoven's String Quartets
Nothing conveys love quite like music. Enjoy some of the most romantic chamber music works.
Watch and listen to Hungary's deep musical roots.
Meet the Music!
Concerts for kids ages 6 and up. Now available to watch from the comfort of your home.
New to Watch & Listen
Discover the latest additions to our Watch & Listen library.
Art of the Recital: Stella Chen & Gilles Vonsattel
Beethoven: Trio in G major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 2
Schubert: Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114, “Trout”
Mumford: let us breathe for Cello
Fisher: Kintsugi for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Mumford: amid fleeting pockets of billowing radiance for Cello
Barlow: 1981 for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Eastman: Gay Guerrilla for Two Pianos
Debussy: “La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune” from Préludes, Book II for Piano
Debussy: “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque for Piano
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
Musical Heritage: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Art of Interpretation: Bach
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Brahms's Quartet in A minor
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Schubert's Quartet in G major
Musical Heritage: Leon Fleisher
Meet the Music! Family Concerts
CMS National Radio Series
National Radio Series Program 52. Concerto Night!
National Radio Series Program 51. Love Songs
National Radio Series Program 50. Foreign Flavors
National Radio Series Program 49. Trios
National Radio Series Program 48. Archive Treasures V
National Radio Series Program 47. Shostakovich Quartets II
National Radio Series Program 46. Friends and Rivals
National Radio Series Program 45. Through the Looking Glass
National Radio Series Program 44. The Schumann Tradition
National Radio Series Program 43. Mendelssohn