C.P.E. Bach | Sinfonia No. 4 in A majorSchoenberg | Chamber Symphony No. 1Brahms | Double Concerto in A minor
Composed in 1887, the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, was Brahms’ final work for orchestra. We are thrilled to showcase newly appointed UW violin professor Soh Hyun Altino, and cello virtuoso Leo Altino, as soloists for this soul-searching work. Carl Phillippe Emanuel Bach, the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, bridges the gap between his father’s baroque style and the Rococo style of the classical era. The fourth symphony of his six Hamburg string symphonies points towards the dramatic style known as sturm und drang, (“storm and stress”), of the 1860s and 70s. Arnold Schoenberg composed his two chamber symphonies in the early twentieth century. Having performed his second chamber symphony in 2015, we turn now to his challenging Chamber Symphony No. 1, an intense and provocative work.