2017–2018 Winter Series

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Brahms and Dvorak

This riveting program juxtaposes two musical giants of Romanticism: Antonín Dvořák and Johannes Brahms. Contemporaries and friends, Dvořák and Brahms drew inspiration from each other, and it was to Brahms’s Gypsy-inspired Hungarian Dances that Dvořák turned for his own Slavonic Dances, which has been a sure-fire hit with audiences ever since its premiere. Brahms’s c minor Piano Trio—a work of searing intensity and epic proportions—is featured before intermission, while Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, one of the finest piano quintets in the repertoire, brings the program to a thrilling close. Joining Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo Artistic Codirector pianist Wu Han for this program is a cohort of some of the most exciting young artists on the distinguished CMS roster: pianist Michael Brown, violinists Paul Huang and Chad Hoopes, violist Matthew Lipman, and cellist Dmitri Atapine.


Antonín Dvořák(1841–1904)
Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands (1878, 1886)
Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
Piano Trio no. 3 in c minor, op. 101 (1886)
Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
Selected Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four Hands (1868, 1880)
Antonín Dvořák(1841–1904)
Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81, B. 155 (1887)


Friday 19Jan