Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY
String Quartet No. 1 in D major
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.
FRIDAY, January 31, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
HOME OF CATHY & BILL MADISON, RICHMOND DISTRICT SF
Since this concert is at a private home, the exact location will be provided upon purchase.
SATURDAY, February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Chamber Music Society of San Francisco performs as ensemble in residence
at this beautiful and acoustically brilliant church.