CMSFF: "Out of the Night"
Chamber Music Society Of SF: Out of the Night
Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) sextet fill this program with rich romanticism. Tchaikovsky’s quartet evokes ballet in its fast movements and its famous second movement is of the sweetest lyricism. Dense with chromaticism, Transfigured Night was written by the young Schoenberg before his embrace of atonality. It is romantic writing in the extreme, telling the story of lovers in the night, a dark confession, and a transformative forgiveness. Scheduled guest artists are Joy Fellows, viola and Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello.
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San Francisco, CA 94110