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September 1: Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Leonidas Kavakos, Antoine Tamestit, and Yo-Yo Ma

Emanuel Ax, piano
Pamela Frank and Leonidas Kavakos, violins
Antoine Tamestit, viola
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Pathways from Prague, Program 3

DVOŘÁK Terzetto in C for two violins and viola, Op. 74
KAPRÁLOVÁ Two Ritournelles, for cello and piano, Op. 25
JANÁČEK Fairy Tale, for cello and piano
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81

Available on demand September 1-30

Featuring four Tanglewood favorites and the Tanglewood debut of French violist Antoine Tamestit, this final concert of the Emanuel Ax-curated Pathways from Prague series explores chamber music by three Czech composers. Antonín Dvořák’s charming four-movement Terzetto and his Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81, were both composed in 1887 during one of his most fruitful periods: it took him just a week to write the Terzetto and six weeks to compose the much larger Quintet, one of his chamber-music masterpieces. Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma play works for cello and piano by Leoš Janáček — his rhapsodic, three-movement Fairy Tale — and Vitěslava Kaprálová, who, though she died in 1940 at age 25, had an outsized impact on Czech music. Her brief, energetic Ritournelle was among her last completed works.

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