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From patriotic tunes to familiar melodies such as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, the composers featured in this program have skillfully incorporated aspects of American popular or folk music into their work.
Gottschalk The Union, Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48 (1862)
Dvorák Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893)
Ives “The Circus Band” for Voice and Piano (c. 1899 or c. 1920-21)
Ives “In Flanders Fields” for Voice and Piano (1917, rev. 1919)
Ives “The Things Our Fathers Loved” for Voice and Piano (1917)
Ives “Charlie Rutlage” for Voice and Piano (1920/1921)
Ives “The Indians” for Voice and Piano (arr. 1921)
Ives “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” for Voice and Piano (arr. 1921)
Crumb American Songbook II: A Journey Beyond Time for Baritone, Piano, and Percussion (2003)
Randall Scarlata, baritone • Michael Brown, piano • Gilbert Kalish, piano • Chad Hoopes, violin • Christopher Froh, percussion • Ayano Kataoka, percussion • Eduardo Leandro, percussion • Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of twelve constituents of Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the
New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center. The Chamber Music Society’s performance venue, Alice Tully Hall, has received international acclaim as the world’s most exciting new venue for chamber music.
CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period in its extensive concert
season in New York, its national tours, its many recordings and national radio broadcasts, its broad commissioning program, and its multi-faceted educational programs. Demonstrating the belief that the future of chamber music lies in engaging and expanding the audience, CMS has created programs to bring the art of chamber music to audiences from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and levels of musical knowledge. The artistic core of CMS is a multi-generational, dynamic repertory company of expert chamber musicians who form an evolving musical community. As part of that community, the CMS Two program discovers and weaves into the artistic fabric a select number of highly gifted young artists — individuals and ensembles — who embody the
great performance traditions of the past while setting new standards for the future.