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Our new series at the 92nd Street Y features Schubert’s precocious song Death and the Maiden, composed at 17, which 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

Orpheus on Tour- Tianjin, China

April 12, 2019 | 7:30PM
Tianjin Grand Theatre
Tianjin, China

Orpheus on Tour- Hong Kong

April 13, 2019 | 8:00PM
Hong Kong University
Hong Kong, China

Orpheus on Tour- Taichung, Taiwan

April 14, 2019 | 3:00PM
National Taichung Theatre
Taichung, Taiwan

Orpheus on Tour- Taipei, Taiwan

April 16, 2019 | 7:30PM
National Concert Hall Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan

Orpheus on Tour- Nagoya, Japan

April 18, 2019 | 6:45AM
Aichi Arts Center


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