Concerts in Quarantine II
Wednesdays in February
In February, Stingray Classica continues to broadcast inspiring chamber music performances recorded at Berlin's Schinkel Pavillon. Director Jan Schmidt-Garre invited outstanding classical musicians to take part in the Concerts in Quarantine series from March to May 2020. While reality abruptly and radically changed in the face of COVID-19, and social and cultural spaces suddenly disappeared from our everyday life, Schinkel Pavillon opened its unexpectedly vacated exhibition space for this intimate concert series in isolation! This month’s performances include a solo recital by pianist Zlata Chochieva performing piano pieces by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn, while pianist Francesco Piemontesi accompanies violist Tabea Zimmermann in works by Max Reger and Robert Schumann. On February 17, pianist Zlata Chochieva and soprano Jacquelyn Wagner bundle their forces in a Lieder program of late-Romantic works by Richard Wagner and Gustav Mahler. Clarinet player Sharon Kam closes this month’s series performing works by Claude Debussy and Johannes Brahms.
Concerts in Quarantine - Liszt, Chopin et al.
Wednesday, 3 February | 21:00
Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva performed live at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 13, 2020. The program opens with a selection of Felix Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words: Op. 67, No. 5 and No. 2. Then she performs Frédéric Chopin's Etudes Op. 10, No. 3 and No. 5 and Opus 25, No. 2, No. 6, No. 7 and No. 10. The program continues with Franz Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 2, S. 515, and four pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff: his Canon in e minor, Prelude in F, Op. 2, 'Fragments', and 'Oriental Sketch'. The recital closes with Nikolai Medtner's Canzona Serenata in F minor, Op. 38 No. 6.
Concerts in Quarantine: Schumann, Reger & Liszt
Wednesday, 10 February | 21:00
Tabea Zimmermann (viola) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) performed live at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 17, 2020. On the program are Robert Schumann's Phantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Op. 73, Max Reger's Suite No. 1 in G minor, Op. 131d, Franz Liszt's Légende S.175, nr.1, and Robert Schumann's Märchenbilder, Op. 113.
Concerts in Quarantine: Songs by Wagner and Mahler
Wednesday, 17 February | 21:00
Soprano Jacquelyn Wagner and pianist Zlata Chochieva performed live at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on May 8, 2020. On the program are Richard Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91 and Elegy for piano, followed by a solo piano performance of Gustav Mahler's Menuetto from his Symphony No. 3, arranged by Ignaz Friedman. The recital concludes with a performance of Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
Concerts in Quarantine: Debussy, Brahms et al.
Wednesday, 24 February | 21:00
Clarinettist Sharon Kam, soprano Jacquelyn Wagner and pianist Matan Porat bundle their forces in this recital from Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on May 11, 2020. The program opens with Claude Debussy's Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano, followed by Johannes Brahms's Sonata for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 No. 2. Porat then performs Maurice Ravel's Une barque sur l'océan for piano. Following Francis Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata, the concert closes with Franz Schubert's Lied 'Der Hirt auf dem Felsen' in an arrangement for clarinet, soprano and piano.