Roman Rabinovich
Roman Rabinovich, piano

“Mr. Rabinovich performed with uncommon sensitivity and feeling, playing with a wonderful brio and spontaneity, crisp rhythmic bite, and abundant colorings.” — The New York Times

Escher String Quartet
Escher String Quartet

“The Escher players seemed to make time stand still, effortlessly distilling the essence of this introspective music with expressive warmth and a natural confiding intimacy.” — Chicago Classical Review


Mozart called Haydn a “great man and my dearest friend,” while Beethoven knelt before him on his 76th birthday and fervently kissed his hands and forehead. Haydn’s celebrated wit, grace, and eloquence will be richly on display in this musical survey of his seminal chamber works for piano, string quartets, and piano trio.

As a special treat, the multitalented pianist Roman Rabinovich will accompany his own short animated film entitled “Imaginary Encounters with Haydn.”


Imaginary Encounters with Haydn: A short animated film by Roman Rabinvovich, which he will accompany live at the piano

Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 50 in C Hob. XVI: 50 Program Notes Coming Soon
Joseph Haydn String Quartet in G, Op. 77, No. Program Notes Coming Soon
Claude Debussy Hommage à Haydn Program Notes Coming Soon
Maurice Ravel Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn Program Notes Coming Soon
Joseph Haydn String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”) Program Notes Coming Soon
Joseph Haydn Piano Trio in G, Hob. XV: 25 (“Gypsy”) Program Notes Coming Soon

Watch Roman Rabinovich play Haydn’s Piano Sonata in G, Hob XVI 39: