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Pianist Boris Berman performs late Brahms March 26

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The Horowitz Piano Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by the pianist Boris Berman on Wednesday, March 26 at 8 pm. Berman, acclaimed for both virtuosity and musicality, will perform late piano pieces by Johannes Brahms.

The concert will begin with the Seven Fantasias, Op. 116. Mr. Berman will then perform Three Intermezzos, Op. 117 and Six Pieces for Piano, Op 118. The concert will conclude with Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119. These late pieces represent the culmination of Brahms’ romanticism. MORE

Published March 6, 2014
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Artis Quartet plays Mozart, Zemlinsky, and Brahms Feb. 18

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The Yale School of Music presents the acclaimed Artis Quartet in a concert of music by Mozart, Zemlinsky, and Brahms on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 pm, in Morse Recital Hall. The newspaper Kurier has praised the quartet’s performances as “top class.”

The Vienna-based quartet is comprised of Peter Schuhmayer, violin; Johannes Meissl, violin; Herbert Kefer, viola; and Othmar Müller, cello. They have performed at the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Théatre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), and Santa Cecilia (Rome). MORE

Published January 31, 2014
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Vista offers a “fresh look at chamber music” Dec. 3

Morse-stage-spragueThe Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Tuesday, December 3 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The Vista series features student performances enhanced by commentary on the music.

This semester’s Vista concert features pieces by DebussyBlissHornoff, and Mozart for a variety of instrumentation, from strings to brass and mixed ensembles.

The performance will begin with Debussy’s String Quartet, performed by Avi Nagin, violin; Yena Lee, violin; Yuan Qi, viola; and Allan Hon, cello. The piece melds influences from the composer César Franck as well as from Javanese gamelan music. Pierre Boulez said that Debussy freed chamber music from its “rigid structure, frozen rhetoric, and rigid aesthetics.”
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Published November 19, 2013
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