SFCMF Jul 9

July 9
Schumann Piano Quartet

Robert Schuman’s iconic Piano Quartet, Op. 47 anchors this week’s program. Schuman wrote this music in 1842 during his stunningly prolific “year of chamber music,” and it reigns as one of the best-loved works of the Romantic era. Before that, Jennifer Frautschi, Jessica Lee, Joseph Johnson, and harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon present the Baroque-era Trio Sonata in G Major by Handel. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano opens the hour with two selections from her recital with husband Christopher Cano. She’ll sing music by Bellini, and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, the hauntingly beautiful song without words.

Vincenzo Bellini

“Per pieta, bell’idol mio”
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Cano, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Cano, piano

George Frederic Handel

Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399
Jennifer Frautschi, Jessica Lee, violin; Joseph Johnson, cello; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord

Robert Schumann

Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
Inon Barnatan, piano; William Hagen, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Mark Kosower, cello