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25 Aug 2014
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
_____________________________ In David’s words _____________________________ When the final exuberant chords of Dvorák’s Quintet reverberated in the hall at Menlo-Atherton, the twelfth season of Music@Menlo had seemed to go by so quickly that...
30 Jul 2014
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
_____________________________ In David’s words _____________________________ We arrived in Aspen on a beautifully sunny Saturday afternoon, excited as always but especially tired: we had left the CMS cruise in Dubrovnik the morning before. ...
16 Jul 2014
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
_____________________________ In David’s words _____________________________ Tuesday-Wednesday, June 17-18 Following CMS’s return from the Dresden Music Festival, and a subsequent busy week in New York that included recitals in Rockport,...
8 Jan 2014
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
_____________________________ In David’s words _____________________________ Monday September 15th Ever since our first visit to the exquisite city of Prague, we dreamed of sharing the incredible experiences we enjoyed there with ou...
29 Oct 2013
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) and Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) are proud to announce  CMS at SPAC , a new partnership in which CMS will become SPAC’s resident chamber music ensemble, beginning in August 2014. In estab...
15 Sep 2013
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
The eleventh season of Music@Menlo, David and Wu Han’s hand-crafted and now world-renowned chamber music festival, celebrated the legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach, the composer whose music has set the course for Western music over the nearly two ce...
18 Jul 2013
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
Arriving at noon in the spectacular environs of Aspen, Colorado, directly from appearances at Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest festival, David and Wu Han met and auditioned the four piano trios of their new-inaugurated chamber music program at t...
17 May 2013
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
In a single, momentous week in May, David Finckel performed in numerous cities in a variety of roles. Here is his account of seven days, including his various concerts and the definitive, insider’s report on his long-awaited departure from the Eme...
17 May 2013
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
In the space of a few hours, history was made at The Chamber Music Society, as David and Wu Han signed a new contract to continue to lead the organization through the 2018-19 season. This, their third contract, makes them the longest-tenured Artis...
8 Feb 2013
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
The week spanning January and February, 2013, featured an unusual variety of events which prompted the following report by David, taking followers of this blog along for a one-of-a-kind week in the life of a touring musician. ___________________...
12 Dec 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
Arriving from opposite sides of the world, David and Wu Han met in Seoul on December 5 th to perform in and preside over the second season of Chamber Music Today, the annual three-day festival they inaugurated last year in collaboration with the ...
5 Dec 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
In little more than 24 hours, the Emerson Quartet blasted in and out of Moscow to perform at the December Nights Festival for the first time. Despite the exhausting travel schedule, David took every opportunity he could to fully experience this am...
1 Dec 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
After two years of delicate planning, the St. Cecilia Music Center of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center launched a three-year partnership with a concert by Wu Han, Philip Setzer, and David Finckel. The perform...
5 Nov 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
Squeezing in a two-night stop between the CMS cruise and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the duo found its way to Sarajevo to perform for an exciting and original chamber music festival, inaugurated just last year. It was something of a famil...
21 Sep 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
At a press conference at Seoul’s beautiful Namsan Hyatt Hotel, Jeehyun Kim, Executive Director of the Chamber Music Today festival, announced the inauguration of the Mendelssohn Fellowship.  The program, which identifies and awards a young Korean ...
19 Sep 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
Departing Venice bathed in the warm evening light, the Corinthian II – the 114-passenger ship that has hosted both prior CMS cruises – set sail for a ten-day itinerary of stops at historic sites, gourmet meals on board and off, and four concerts b...
16 Sep 2012
Letter V
Sept. 15, Virginia Commonwealth University VCU’s Rennolds Chamber Concerts concluded last season with one of the last performances of cellist David Finckel with the Emerson String Quartet. The series opened its 2012-13 season with Finckel retur...
1 Sep 2012
Letter V
Attribute it to the economy, or the Zeitgeist, or what have you – Richmond’s 2012-13 classical season is going to be especially big on string quartets. Between now and early May, we’ll be hearing from the Brentano, Shanghai, Takács, Ebène and To...
31 Aug 2012
Letter V
17 Aug 2012
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
The final week of Music@Menlo’s 10 th anniversary season began with a Café Conversation which opened the eyes and ears of the audience to the possibilities of music performance education through the internet.  Long a passion and curiosity for me,...
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Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40
Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Dvorak: Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in F minor, Op. 65/B 130
Dvorak: Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"
Bach: French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
Haydn: Keyboard Concertino in C Major, Hob.XIV 11
Mendelssohn: Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano and Violin in D minor


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