BLEEDING HEARTS

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.

PROGRAM

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)

NOW HEAR THIS!

Works listed in red are part of Now Hear This, a new Orpheus initiative dedicated to re-imagining musical gems from the past with new orchestration!

More upcoming performances

Young Orpheus: Holiday Fête

November 30, 2018 | 7:00PM
Goutal Paris on Madison
New York, NY

Bleeding Hearts | Steven Isserlis, Cello

December 9, 2018 | 3:00PM
Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
New York, NY

Twilight at Tarisio | Paris: City of Love

December 10, 2018 | 6:30PM
Tarisio
New York, NY

Homeward Sounds | Javier Perianes, piano

January 5, 2019 | 7:00PM
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL

Homeward Sounds | Javier Perianes, piano

January 6, 2019 | 3:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
Palm Beach, FL


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