Tuesday, July 20th, 8:30-11am discover a wide variety of music performed by Christoph Eschenbach! Because Eschenbach is such a wonderful musician in so many regards, the Famous Accompanists show will deviate from its normal scope of chamber music and art song. He is the only musician that I know of who has mastered orchestral conducting, opera conducting, solo piano, and collaborative piano. He has even made some fantastic piano duet recordings!
Among other things, we will hear the Trio and Finale of Act III of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier (sung by Renée Fleming, Barbara Bonney, Susan Graham and Walter Berry), Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin (performed by the Orchestre de Paris), Schumann’s Six Etudes in Canonic Form (arranged for two pianos by Debussy and performed by Eschenbach and Tzimon Barto), Saint-Saens’ La muse et le poete (a piece for cello, violin, and orchestra, with soloists Steven Isserlis and Joshua Bell), and (my personal favorite) various Schumann Lieder (performed with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau) accompanied stunningly in a seeming mix of techniques drawn from Gerald Moore, Roger Vignoles, and Gilbert Kalish!