“…[the] first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” Matthew 19:30”
Our thirty-first BCMS season begins with the programming of three works that are among the first and lasts of their kind by three masterful composers: The latest of Mozart’s three A major sonatas for violin and piano, K. 526 (1787), Schubert’s last and perhaps greatest Fantasie for Piano Four Hands in F minor, D. 940 (1828), and William Walton’s first chamber music piece, the Piano Quartet in D minor (1918-1919).
The program combines the masterful products of youth and age even as we welcome to our roster of BCMS Member Musicians three extraordinary young colleagues whose artistry we have come to enjoy in recent seasons. Cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, violinist/violist Yura Lee and violist Dimitri Murrath will each be heard in their new roles performing throughout the coming season.
For the Mozart Sonata and the Walton Piano Quartet this concert will be the first performances by BCMS, if not a first in the region for the Walton! The Schubert Fantasie was last performed in our series in March 1992 by Randall Hodgkinson and Christopher O’Reilly. This performance marks the first time our familiar team of Mihae Lee and Randall Hodgkinson will perform this great work.