Schubert’s precocious song Death and the Maiden, composed at 17, shaped his String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, a fearless meditation on impermanence made all the more visceral in this string orchestra arrangement by Mahler. For his long-awaited Orpheus debut, Steven Isserlis interprets a cello concerto that exemplifies the sensitive style of C.P.E. Bach—a trailblazer who channeled his father’s dizzying craft into music of heartfelt transparency, guiding the way for Haydn and Mozart. Music by the tragically short-lived Hans Rott gives a tantalizing taste of a rising star admired by Bruckner and Mahler.
Steven Isserlis, cello
ROTT: Symphony for String Orchestra in A-flat Major
C.P.E. BACH: Cello Concerto in A Major, H. 439
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
(arr. Gustav Mahler)
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More upcoming performances
August 22, 2018 | 8:00PM
Warsaw Concert Hall
September 14, 2018 | 8:00PM
Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College
September 16, 2018 | 3:00PM
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
September 20, 2018 | 8:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage
New York, NY
September 21, 2018 | 7:30PM
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall