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, November 5, 2017
Mozart: Quartet in G major, K. 387
Perhaps because it's the “first one in the book,” the G major quartet is often overlooked when sitting down to read quartets. But it is a favorite, and for good reason! This quartet displays Mozart’s sunniest disposition and his cleverest writing. Notable are the quirky shifts of dynamics in the first two movements and the lovely aria of the slow movement, all of which lead to the remarkable fugal counterpoint of the Finale. There isn’t a happier Finale to be found anywhere in the repertoire!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18 no. 6
Like no. 5 before it, Op. 18 no. 6 is demanding in multiple ways. While the technical challenges of just playing it cause some players to unnecessarily avoid this quartet, we should not fear the difficulty as the rewards in playing it are great! The syncopated Scherzo movement tests us rhythmically in the ensemble aspects, and the last movement with its La Malinconia introduction presents a musical interpretive challenge that is unusual in early Beethoven works. We will meet these tasks head-on, helped along as always by David Clampitt’s insights!
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.