CMS traverses the turbulent historical landscape of Russia through its vastly expressive music. From the glorious musical outpourings of the age of the tsars and the Russian Empire to the audaciously creative period between the wars, and into and beyond the Soviet era, Russian music has told the story of its country and people like no other. Each program concludes with one of Russia’s incomparable chamber music blockbusters, works of symphonic scale and excitement.
Rubinstein "Romance" from Soirées à Saint-Petersbourg for Violin and Piano, Op. 44, No. 1 (1860)
Rimsky-Korsakov Selected Songs
Stravinsky Five Easy Pieces for Piano, Four Hands (1917)
Shostakovich From Jewish Folk Poetry for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Piano, Op. 79 (1948)
Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 50 (1881-82)