Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm
Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Brahms, at 60, intended his youthfully energetic second quintet to be his valedictory statement. And then he heard clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld, his “dear nightingale,” and threw himself back into composing. Tipping points in virtuoso Louise Farrenc’s life include moving away from composing entirely for piano in favor of chamber and orchestral compositions, and, most notably, a performance of her nonet featuring famed violinist Joseph Joachim, after which she was finally able to command the same pay as male contemporaries. Talk about turning points: Hindemith earned the exalted position of concertmaster of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra when he was just 20, but within three years, following service in the First World War, was drawn to the viola and started to compose for the larger instrument.
LOUISE FARRENC Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 44 (1861)
PAUL HINDEMITH Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4
JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111
Diana Cohen, violin
Franklin Cohen, clarinet
Adam Golka, piano
Oliver Herbert, cello
Yura Lee, violin
Tanner Menees, viola
Milena Pajaro-van de stadt, viola
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Peter Wiley, cello
PRELUDE AT 6:45 PM The same year Debussy completed perhaps his grandest orchestral work – La Mer – he arranged it for piano four hands (two pianists playing on a single piano.) Adam Golka and Roman Rabinovich will perform Golka’s new arrangement for two pianos, and it will sound very grand indeed.