Songs from the outskirts of memory, summoned longingly from childhood and the distant past
Music so familiar, yet never before heard at MPYC for its 16 years
Novus Quartet, the representative Korean string quartet, presents Dvorak’s masterpiece, String Quartet No. 13.
20 years of Beethoven’s life in a lone evening: featuring 5 of his works that could not possibly have been written by just one person
Works that tell untold stories: Lekeu’s piano quartet (unfinished), Shostakovich’s viola sonata (the very last piece he wrote a week before Shostakovich’s death) and Mendelssohn’s string quintet (a piece that saw light only after Mendelssohn’s death).
Two masterpieces, both born in deepest despair, in one fair evening
A transfigured world connecting two fractured centuries
Exploring the origin and essence of the 19th-century Bohemian style in Europe (#Boheme=Gypsy, #Gypsy=Tzigane, #LaBoheme=a Gypsy woman, #GypsyWoman=Carmen)
A musical uprising of strange and wondrous pieces
The ultimate classical music playlist, designed to stir up nostalgia in any old-time classical music fan
Remembering happy endings achieved Rachmaninoff—clinically depressed, Klein—slowly dying during wartime, and Faure—mourning a lost love.
The Grand Finale, commemorating Mendelssohn (born 210 years ago), Vladigerov (born 120 years ago) and Berlioz (died 150 years ago)