The early years of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of a remarkable new approach to composition. This program highlights works by four of the finest composers from this era. In the works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor—one of the most renowned composers of his time—and Reynaldo Hahn audiences will hear genius at work. Known primarily as a violin virtuoso, Eugène Ysaÿe created music that is now regarded as pioneering. Finally, in the piano quintet of the Swiss-American Ernest Bloch, we find one of the most skillful, inventive, and riveting examples of the genre ever created.
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912)
Four African Dances
for Violin and Piano, Op. 58 (1904)
Andantino molto sostenuto e dolce
Allegro con brio
K. LEE, CHIEN
Quintet in F-sharp minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (1922)
Molto agitato e con fuoco
Andante (non troppo lento)
CHIEN, THOMPSON, K. LEE, Y. LEE, ATAPINE
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 3, “Ballade” (1924)
Quintet No. 1 for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (1921–23)
CHIEN, K. LEE, THOMPSON, Y. LEE, ATAPINE