The dynamic young violist Matthew Lipman performs for the first time alongside the legendary pianist Jeremy Denk in a program of duos that explores music veiled in the shadow of the night. Inspired by the poetry of Alfred de Musset and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, these pieces range in style from Baroque to Impressionistic and combine to tell a unique story that depicts sparkling constellations in the night sky, moonlit strolls, and even a galloping chase through a dark forest. Join Matthew and Jeremy for an exciting performance that will surely light up your evening.
"Poet, take up your lute; the wine of youth
this night is fermenting in the veins of God."
-Alfred de Musset
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Keyboard in G minor, BWV 1029
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Märchenbilder Fairytale Pictures for Viola and Piano, Op. 113
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Nachtwanderer, Op. 7
Matthew Lipman viola
Jeremy Denk, piano