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DECEMBER 3, 2023

Bruce Adolphe and Michael Parloff discuss Bruce Adolphe's “Memory Believes (a requiem)”

Bruce Adolphe:  Memory Believes (a requiem)
Brentano String Quartet & Antioch Chamber Ensemble (choir)

October 15, 2023

Michael Parloff Introduces Amanda Maier’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major

Amanda Maier’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major
The Lysander Piano Trio

MAY 21, 2023

Michael Parloff Introduces Béla Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 for cello and piano

Béla Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 for cello and piano, BB94c, Sz. 88
Zlatomir Fung, cello; Albert Cano Smit, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque No. 2, Op. 9
Kevin Zhu, violin; Zlatomir Fung, cello; Albert Cano Smit

APRIL 2, 2023

Brahms’s E-minor Cello Sonata, Op. 38
Paul Watkins, cello; Boris Berman, piano

MARCH 19, 2023

Bach’s French Suite in C minor, BWV 813
Rachel Naomi Kudo, piano

Three Bach Transcriptions by Egon Petri and Ferruccio Busoni
Rachel Naomi Kudo, piano

Bach’s Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Rachel Naomi Kudo, piano

FEBRUARY 12, 2023

Three Pieces by Fritz Kreisler
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Gloria Chien, piano

Michael Parloff Introduces Johann Strauss’s Emperor Waltz and Korngold’s Suite, Op. 23 (arr. Schoenberg)

Johann Strauss’s Emperor Waltz; Arranged for Chamber Ensemble by Arnold Schoenberg
Gloria Chien, piano; Benjamin Beilman and Alexi Kenney, violin; Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola; Mihai Marica, cello; Yoobin Son, flute; Pascual Martínez-Forteza, clarinet

Michael Introduces Erich Korngold’s Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Piano Left-Hand, Op. 23

Erich Korngold -  Suite for 2 violins, cello, and piano left-hand; Parlance Chamber Concerts
Gloria Chien, piano; Benjamin Beilman and Alexi Kenney, violin; Mihai Marica, cello

JANUARY 29, 2023

Mozart, Divertimento in F, K. 318
The Danish String Quartet

Benjamin Britten, Three Divertimenti
The Danish String Quartet

Elvis Presley, Can’t Help Falling in Love, arr. Danish String Quartet
The Danish String Quartet

DECEMBER 4, 2022

Sam Perkin, Freakshow
The Sitkovetsky Trio

NOVEMBER 20, 2022

Michael Parloff Introduces Erwin Schulhoff’s Hot Sonata for Saxophone and Piano 

Erwin Schulhoff’s Hot Sonata
Steven Banks, saxophone and Xak Bjerken, piano

Michael Parloff Introduces Claude Debussy’s Rapsodie for Saxophone and Piano 

Claude Debussy’s Rapsodie for Saxophone and Piano
Steven Banks, saxophone and Xak Bjerken, piano

OCTOBER 30, 2022

Brahms, String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36
Emerson String Quartet with Guillermo Figueroa, viola, and David Finckel, cello

NOVEMBER 14, 2021

Michael Parloff introduces Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13

Mendelssohn, String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Schumann String Quartet

Ravel, String Quartet in F
Schumann String Quartet

FEBRUARY 16, 2020

Verdi, Caro Nome (from Rigoletto)
Meigui Zhang, soprano; Ken Noda, piano

JANUARY 19, 2020

Beethoven, Sonata in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Paul Lewis, piano

DECEMBER 15, 2019

Michael Parloff introduces Stravinsky’s “The Soldiers Tale”
(Music from the 1918 pandemic)

Stravinsky, “The Soldier’s Tale”
Benjamin Luxon, narrator; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Innhyuck Cho, clarinet; Frank Morelli, Bassoon; Chris Coletti, trumpet; Demian Austin, trombone; David J. Grossman, bass; Ian Rosenbaum, percussion; Anni Crofut, dancer-choreographer

OCTOBER 27, 2019

Boccherini, String Quartet in C, Op. 2, No. 6

Quartetto di Cremona

Respighi, String Quartet No. 3 in D
Quartetto di Cremona

Verdi, “Quando le sere al placido” (from Luisa Miller)
Quartetto di Cremona

MAY 19, 2019

Michael Parloff introduces Mozart’s Adagio & Rondo, K. 617 for glass harmonica, flute, oboe, viola, and cello

Mozart, Adagio & Rondo, K. 617
Friedrich Heinrich Kern, glass harmonica; Chelsea Knox, flute; Elaine Douvas, oboe; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello

APRIL 14, 2019

Michael Parloff Introduces Corelli’s “La Folia” Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 5, No. 12 

Corelli (arrg. Poxon), “La Folia”: Sonata in D minor, Op. 5, No. 12
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Jason Vieaux, guitar

Michael Parloff introduces Rentarō Taki’s Kōjō no Tsuki (The Moon Over the Ruined Castle) 

Rentarō Taki, Kōjō no Tsuki
(The Moon Over the Ruined Castle)

Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Elvis Presley, Can’t Help Falling in Love
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin, and Jason Vieaux, guitar

MARCH 24, 2019

Bach, Violin and Keyboard Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016

Sarah Crocker Vonsattel, violin, and Gilles Vonsattel

Bach, Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Gilles Vonsattel, piano soloist, and chamber orchestra

JANUARY 27, 2019

Michael Parloff Introduces Beethoven’s “Kakadu Variations,” Op. 121A

Beethoven, “Kakadu Variations”, Op. 121A for piano trio
Pinchas Zukerman Piano Trio

Anton Arensky, Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32
Pinchas Zukerman Piano Trio

DECEMBER 16, 2018

Michael Parloff introduces Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Emerson String Quartet

Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Op.Posth 163
Emerson String Quartet with cellist David Finckel

NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung, pianos with
Members of the New York Philharmonic

Michael Parloff introduces Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in D, Op. 10, No. 3 (“The Goldfinch”)

Vivaldi, Flute Concerto in D, Op. 10, No. 3 (“The Goldfinch”)
Yoobin Son, flute
Members of the New York Philharmonic

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Michael Parloff introduces Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat, K. 449 (Chamber Version)

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat, K. 449
Michael Brown, piano, and string quintet

Schubert, Rondo in A, D. 438, for violin and string quartet 

Sean Lee, violin, and string quartet

Chausson, Concerto in D, Op. 21, for violin, piano, and string quartet
Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Michael Brown, piano, and string quartet

APRIL 8, 2018

Michael Parloff Introduces Beethoven’s Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1

(Razumovsky No. 1)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1
Danish String Quartet

Michael Parloff Introduces Beethoven’s Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in C# Minor, Op. 131
Danish String Quartet

MARCH 11, 2018

Beethoven, Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96 for violin and piano

Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Orion Weiss, piano

Ravel, “Blues” from Sonata No. 2 in G, for violin and piano
Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Orion Weiss, piano

A pre-performance conversation about Frederic Rzewski’s “Demons” (2017)

Michael Parloff interviews Benjamin Beilman and Orion Weiss

Frederic Rzewski, “Demons” (2017) for violin and piano
Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Orion Weiss, piano

FEBRUARY 17, 2018

Michael Parloff introduces the history of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ.” (5 minutes)

Haydn, “The Seven Last Words of Christ”

Chiara String Quartet

Michael Parloff’s multimedia lecture on the history and music of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ” (55 minutes)

DECEMBER 17, 2017

Rachmaninoff, Romance from Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for 2 pianos)

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, pianos

Rachmaninoff, Tarantella from Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for 2 pianos

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, pianos

Lutosławski, Variations on a Theme of Paganini for 2 pianos

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, pianos

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, Mvt. 1

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, Mvts. 2 & 3
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

OCTOBER 29, 2017

Michael Parloff Introduces Mozart’s Adagio in B minor, K. 540

Mozart, Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Peter Serkin, piano

Mozart, Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 570

Peter Serkin, piano

Bach, The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Peter Serkin, piano

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Michael Parloff introduces Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings, Op. 20

Mendelssohn, String Octet in E-flat, Op. 20
Arnaud Sussmann, Sean Lee, Emily Daggett Smith, & Danbi Um, violins; Mark Holloway & Paul Neubauer, violas; Rafael Figueroa & Mihai Marica, cellos

Strolling Violist Paul Neubauer plays Schulenburg’s Puszta-Märchen

Fauré, Romance in B-flat, Op. 28 for violin and piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin, and Michael Brown, piano

Saint-Saëns, Romance in F, Op. 36 for cello and piano
Mihai Marica, and Michael Brown, piano

MARCH 26, 2017

Michael Parloff introduces Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op. 64, No. 5 (The Lark)

Joseph Haydn, Quartet in D, Op. 64, No. 5 (The Lark)
Jerusalem String Quartet

DECEMBER 18, 2016

Gilad Cohen, Trio for a Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello, and Ruminative Harp

Michael Parloff interviews the composer followed by the trio performance

Michael Parloff introduces Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances & Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro

Claude Debussy, Sacred and Profane Dances

Harpist Mariko Anraku with Met Orchestra principal musicians

Maurice Ravel, Introduction and Allegro
Harpist Emmanuel Ceysson with Met Orchestra principal musicians

NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Michael Parloff introduces Dvořák’s Quartet No. 12 in F (American Quartet)

Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet No. 12 in F (American)

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

George Gershwin, Lullaby

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

OCTOBER 30, 2016

Michael Parloff introduces Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8

Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Wu Han, piano; David Finckel, cello; Philip Setzer, violin

APRIL 3, 2016

Bach, Badinerie from Suite in B Minor BWV 1067
Sir James Galway, flute
Benjamin Beilman and Danbi Um, violins
Mark Holloway, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Timothy Cobb, bass; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord

MARCH 6, 2016

Michael Parloff introduces Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor, K. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)

Escher String Quartet

Schubert, String Quartet in D minor (“Death and the Maiden”), Mvts 1 & 2

Escher String Quartet

Schubert, String Quartet in D minor (“Death and the Maiden”), Mvts 3 & 4

Escher String Quartet

DECEMBER 13, 2015

Michael Parloff introduces Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4 in C

Paul Watkins, cello, Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Beethoven, Cello Sonata in C, Op. 102, No. 1 – Full Performance

Paul Watkins, cello, Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Michael Parloff introduces Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47
(The “Bridgetower-Kreutzer”)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47
(The “Bridgetower-Kreutzer”)

Kristin Lee, violin; Gilles Vonsattel, piano

NOVEMBER 15, 2015

Charles Ives: Violin Sonata No. 1
Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jeremy Denk, piano and speaker

OCTOBER 4, 2015

Mozart, Sonata in F, K. 563 & K. 494

Richard Goode, piano

Brahms: 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 119
Richard Goode, piano

APRIL 26, 2015

Jules Styne, I Fall in Love Too Easily
Stefon Harris, vibraphone/marimba, Alex Brown, piano

MARCH 29, 2015

Frederic Weatherly, Danny Boy

Matthew Polenzani, tenor, Ken Noda, piano

Ravel, Five Popular Greek Songs
Matthew Polenzani, tenor, Ken Noda, piano

Michael Parloff introduces Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs

Samuel Barber, Hermit Songs, Op. 69
Matthew Polenzani, tenor; Ken Noda, piano

Beethoven, Adelaide
Matthew Polenzani, tenor; Ken Noda, piano

FEBRUARY 8, 2015

Michael Parloff introduces Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata in C, Op. 119

Prokofiev, Cello Sonata in C, Op. 119
David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano

JANUARY 4, 2015

Beethoven, Quartet No. 12 in E-flat, Op. 127
Emerson String Quartet

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

Movement 4

NOVEMBER 2, 2014

Manuel de Falla, Polo from Seven Popular Songs
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano, Sharon Isbin, guitar

OCTOBER 5, 2014

Mozart, Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 308
Arnaud Sussmann, violin, Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Michael Parloff introduces Mozart’s Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 308

Movement 1

Movement 2

OCTOBER 5, 2014

Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor, 3rd Movement
Erin Keefe, Arnaud Sussmann, violins, Hsin-Yun Huang viola, Rafael Figueroa, cello, Gilles Vonsattel, piano

APRIL 27, 2014

William Walton, Façade Highlights
Stephanie Blythe & Raymond Menard, reciters, Members of the Met Orchestra, Michael Parloff, conductor

JANUARY 27, 2013

Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110
Richard Goode, piano

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

OCTOBER 31, 2012

Mozart, Concerto in C, K. 299 for Flute and Harp
Stefán Höskuldsson, flute, Deborah Hoffman, harp, Members of the Met Orchestra, Michael Parloff, conductor

Michael Parloff introduces Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf (Introducing the instrumental characters)

Midge Woolsey, narrator, Members of the Met Orchestra, Michael Parloff, conductor

Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf (Complete performance)
Midge Woolsey, narrator, Members of the Met Orchestra, Michael Parloff, conductor

SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

Reicha: Sinfonia in D, Op. 12 for four flutes
Sir James Galway, Robert Langevin, Stefán Höskuldsson, Denis Bouriakov, flutes

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

Movement 4

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