Tanglewood Presents: Recitals from the World Stage

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Wednesday-evening video streams recorded at concert venues around the world with artists like the Danish String Quartet, Silkroad Ensemble, Lucas and Arthur Jussen, and Paul Lewis.
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Videos in This Series:


Paul Lewis

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Paul Lewis, piano

BEETHOVEN 33 Variations in C on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120

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Paul Lewis from Wigmore Hall

July 8: The English pianist Paul Lewis, in recent years a frequent recitalist and soloist with orchestra at Tanglewood, is an acknowledged master of the Classical-era music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.
For this recital performed in London’s venerable Wigmore Hall, he performs one of the pillars of that repertoire: Beethoven’s 1823 Diabelli Variations. The thirty-three variations take the jaunty waltz theme into realms its composer Diabelli could never have foreseen, using it as the basis for a spectacularly varied landscape of pianistic possibility and emotional depth.

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Available July 8 at 8PM through July 15

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Arthur and Lucas Jussen

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Lucas and Arthur Jussen, pianos

MOZART Sonata in D for piano four-hands, K.381
SCHUBERT Fantasy in F minor, D.940
RAVEL Mother Goose
Hanna KULENTY VAN…, for piano four hands

Lucas and Arthur Jussen from Concertgebouw

July 15: The Dutch piano duo of brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen perform a recital of music for piano four-hands from the stage of Amsterdam’s wonderful Concertgebouw.
Four-hand keyboard music epitomizes at-home music-making with family and friends, and all of these pieces stem from that tradition. Mozart spent his childhood performing piano four-hands music with his sister Nännerl; his D major sonata, written when he was 16, reflects this intimacy. Schubert’s warmly passionate Fantasy in F minor is a late work dedicated to one of his own piano students, and Ravel wrote his delightful Mother Goose for the precocious children of a friend. The Polish composer Hanna Kulenty wrote VAN… in 2014 for the Jussen brothers themselves.

Available July 15, 2020 at 8PM through July 22

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Lucas and Arthur Jussen performance is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, and by funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.
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Brooklyn-Rider

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Brooklyn Rider

Caroline SHAW Schisma
Matana ROBERTS borderlands
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132:
     III. Molto Adagio – Andante
Philip GLASS String Quartet No. 3, Mishima

Brooklyn Rider

July 22: Brooklyn Rider has reinvigorated the venerable string quartet ensemble through its vibrant approach to both traditional and new repertoire presented with joy, energy, and the precision of virtuosos.
Three of the works on this program were included on Brooklyn Rider’s March 2020 recording “Healing Modes.” The third movement, “Holy Song of Thanksgiving for a Convalescent,” from Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, alternates hymnlike sections with passages marked “feeling new strength.” Both Metana Roberts’s borderlands and Caroline Shaw’s Schisma were commissioned by Brooklyn Rider for the quartet’s project on healing. Closing the concert is the Philip Glass’s Third Quartet, based on music he wrote for the biopic of the writer Yukio Mishima.

SPECIAL POST-CONCERT EVENT!
There will be special post-concert Q&A with the artist on July 22 only, available exclusively to patrons purchasing this individual event (or the Recitals from the World Stage series). A private link will be emailed to these ticket buyers shortly before the concert begins. Please be sure to purchase your ticket to the concert by 8:30 PM EST in order to receive your private link to the Q&A event.

Available July 22, 2020 at 8PM through July 29

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Silkroad Ensemble Rhiannon Giddens

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Silkroad
with special guest Rhiannon Giddens
Featuring Silkroad artists Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, Kevork Mourad, Edward Perez, Kojiro Umezaki, and Kaoru Watanabe

Silkroad with special guest Rhiannon Giddens
Featuring Silkroad artists Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, Kevork Mourad, Edward Perez, Kojiro Umezaki, and Kaoru Watanabe

July 29: Founded by Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble is the performing dimension of Silkroad, an initiative advocating and developing global cultural communication through music, art, and education.
Tanglewood is a spiritual home for the ensemble, which first convened here two decades ago. In these performances newly recorded from Tanglewood’s Linde Center and elsewhere, Silkroad’s multitalented artists from several different countries and musical backgrounds team up to create works blending and highlighting both their individual artistry and collaborative spontaneity, performing on instruments as diverse as Celtic harp and Japanese shakuhachi. The concert features two world premieres jointly conceived by Maeve Gilchrist/Kevork Mourad and by Edward Perez/Kaoru Watanabe, and the presentation also includes archival footage from a 2012 Silkroad Ensemble performance at Tanglewood.

SPECIAL POST-CONCERT EVENT!
There will be special post-concert Q&A with the artists on July 29 only, available exclusively to patrons purchasing this individual event (or the Recitals from the World Stage series). A private link will be emailed to these ticket buyers shortly before the concert begins. Please be sure to purchase your ticket to the concert by 8:30 PM EST in order to receive your private link to the Q&A event.

Available July 29, 2020 at 8PM through August 5

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Danish String Quartet

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Danish String Quartet

SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 10 in A-flat, Op. 118
Folk Song (arr. Danish String Quartet)

Danish String Quartet from Copenhagen

August 5: The Danish String Quartet (three Danes and a Norwegian), have been playing as an ensemble for over a decade and have become one of the most acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world. 
Their repertoire spans the great core quartets of Haydn and Beethoven through modern works as well as arrangements of Scandinavian folk songs. Dmitri Shostakovich’s fifteen string quartets are one of the most important bodies of chamber music of the 20th century. Written in 1964 and dedicated to the composer Moisey Weinberg, the Tenth Quartet is characteristic of the composer’s inward-looking chamber music of his later years, by turns lyrically poignant and incisively direct.

Available August 5, 2020 at 8PM through August 12

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Boston Symphony Chamber PlayersVivian Choi

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Vivian Choi, piano
POULENC Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano
Allison LOGGINS-HULL Homeland, for solo flute
HENZE S. Biagio 9 agosto ore 12.07, for solo bass
STRAVINSKY Elegy for solo viola
BRAHMS Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 114

Boston Symphony Chamber Players

August 12: Established in 1964, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players is an immensely flexible ensemble that includes first-chair players from the orchestra’s wind and string sections along with guest performers from within and outside of the orchestra.
Poulenc’s Trio for winds and piano, a model of neoclassical style and French lyricism, opens the program, which continues with four solo works. BSO Principal Flute Elizabeth Rowe performs innovative flutist-composer Allison Loggins-Hull’s evocative Homeland,  which explores racial injustice and the concept of belonging. The title of Hans Werner Henze’s introspective solo bass piece, played by Edwin Barker, refers to San Biagio, Tuscany, where the composer wrote the piece in August 1977. Steven Ansell plays Stravinsky’s ceremonially somber Elegy from 1944. The program culminates with one of the great chamber-music works of the late Romantic era and one of Brahms’s final compositions, the warm and lyrical Clarinet Trio, Op. 114, one of several works Brahms wrote for the clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld.

Available August 12, 2020 at 8PM through August 19

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Garrick Ohlsson

Performance Details
Host: Karen Allen
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
     Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp, Op. 78
     Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op. 106, Hammerklavier

Garrick Ohlsson from the San Francisco Conservatory of music

August 19: Longtime BSO collaborator Garrick Ohlsson, who performed all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas at Tanglewood in 2006, performs two of the series in a recital from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Beethoven dedicated his two-movement 1809 F-sharp sonata, Op. 78, to one of his students among the nobility, the Countess Therese von Brunsvik. At the other end of the spectrum from this lovely and brief two-movement sonata is composer’s most muscular and ambitious sonata, the four-movement Hammerklavier. Formally innovative and including a towering fugue in its last movement, the Hammerklavier is one of the defining works of Beethoven’s final decade.

Produced in partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Available August 19, 2020 at 8PM through August 26

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Special support for Tanglewood Presents: Recitals on the World Stage has been generously provided by Cynthia and Oliver Curme

Margaret Lee Crofts Concert Fund
Fromm Music Foundation
Beverly and Lyman Hamilton
Prof. Paul L. Joskow and Dr. Barbara Chasen Joskow
Arlene and Jerome Levine
Malcolm and BJ Salter
JoAnne and Joel Shapiro
Roz and Charles Stuzin
Ricki Tigert Helfer and Michael S. Helfer
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