Chamber Music Workshops in New York City
Manhattan - West Village at Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street (between 7th Ave. and Bedford Street)
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Beethoven: Quartet in D major, Op. 18 no. 3
This is the last quartet in our current transversal of the six Op. 18 quartets -- and what a perfect choice to end our exploration! In sunny D major, quirky, difficult, rewarding, and REALLY fun to play, it is hard to believe that Op. 18 no. 3 was actually the first of the Op. 18s to have been composed. It will be interesting to experience Beethoven’s first string quartet in December and Haydn’s last string quartet in May.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Haydn: Quartet in F major, Op. 77 no. 2
While Haydn’s last quartet is mature not only in terms of Haydn’s age and compositional mastery, it also feels like a young man’s music especially in the last movement. There is much fiddling away in the 1st movement, of course, followed by a hiccupy sort of minuet and then a lovely and typical slow movement in which everyone eventually takes part in turn. This is a big piece well worth our time and study. Interestingly, both Op. 18 no. 3 and Op. 77 no. 2 were commissioned by the same Prince Lobkowicz, a long-time supporter of both these composers.
The Workshops take place from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and include:
The one-day, all inclusive price of $195 for each workshop includes lunch. Due to the individual nature of the coaching and master classes, each workshop is limited to 40 participants.
These workshops are open to all players -- amateur, pre-professional, and professional. Pre-formed groups are encouraged to apply.