Virtuoso string playing has always been at the heart of pieces arranged for small ensembles. Writing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Russian composers featured on this program explore the devotion and hopelessness of love. Rachmaninoff and Borodin showcase the piano and string instruments with soaring lyricism and power. The program finishes with Glière’s melodic Octet.
Vijay Gupta, Laura Albers, John Macfarlane, Scott Weber, violin Mark Jackobs, Claude Sim, viola Joel Noyes, Patrick Jee, cello Benjamin Hochman, piano
RACHMANINOFF Etude-tableaux No. 9, in D Major, Op. 39 (Hochman) RACHMANINOFF “Vocalise” from 14 Romances, No. 14 (Noyes, Hochman) BORODIN String Quartet No. 2 in D Major (Gupta, Albers, Jackobs, Noyes) GLIÈRE String Octet in D Major, Op. 5 (Gupta, Macfarlane, Albers, Weber, Sim, Jackobs, Jee, Noyes)
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