This season the Collection of Musical Instruments presents several distinguished guest artists, including Yves Henry, Quicksilver, and Tafelmusik.
The annual series of concerts presented by the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is one of the oldest and most distinguished of its kind, presenting performances of music in its historical context and often using appropriate examples from the Collection that have been restored to playing condition.
Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba
Eva Legene, recorder
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
Yves Henry, piano
Musicy of Chopin and Schumann
December 2 & 3
Charles Neidich, clarinet, and
Robert Levin, piano
Music of Schumann and Brahms on Streicher of R Levin
January 27 (3 pm)
Tafelmusik (entire orchestra, joint concert with YSM chamber music series)
Debra Nagy, baroque oboe
Scott Metcalfe & Julie Andrijeski, violin
Emily Walhout, viola da gamba
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Program: Age of Indulgence
Les Délices' program Age of Indulgence presents works from the eve of an aesthetic revolution. These works from the 1740s and 1750s don’t conform to our expectations about Baroque music, but they’re not quite Classical either. Rather, they mix the humor and wit of early Haydn and Gluck, a little of CPE Bach's sturm und drang, and characteristically lush French harmonies together to create a truly unique sound. The result is a fusion of baroque gestures and classical forms that combine with harmonic and technical virtuosity to yield expressive extremes. Works by François-André Philidor, Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville, Antoine Dauvergne, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and more.
An archive of excerpts from live performances on the Collection concert series is available in our Sound Gallery.