San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The English Renaissance music of the 1600s, and the turbulent 1900s, which brought a world of change, deeply affected Britten. The works of Biber, Speer, and Bertali reveal the Renaissance and early Baroque trends and ideals that inspired the composer. Fast-forwarding, the warmhearted Fuchs Clarinet Quintet, written a year after Britten's birth in 1913, belies the chaos of the world that Britten would face. Schumann described Mendelssohn as "the Mozart of the 19th century." His Piano Trio No. 2, which closes the program, embodies the finest qualities of his immaculate art. Composed two years before his death, this refined piece was the last chamber work Mendelssohn saw published.
When & Where
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Founded in 1986, The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) is currently celebrating its 27th season as a society of musicians and music devotees committed to building an internationally recognized chamber music institution in Chicago.