The Frick Collection presents its 74th season of classical music concerts in the elegant setting of the Music Room. Built in 1935 as part of the transformation of the mansion into a museum and the setting for concerts since 1938, the Music Room conveys the atmosphere of a private salon. A New York Times critic describes the spectacular setting of the Music Room as "probably the best place in New York to hear chamber music. It is certainly the most authentic-where music of the repertory was written to be played."
During its distinguished history, the concert program has been host to major soloists and ensembles, such as the Budapest and Guarneri string quartets, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Wanda Landowska, Artur Schnabel, William Kapell, Jean-Pierre Rampal, András Schiff, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Peter Pears, Kathleen Battle, Mitsuko Uchida, and Jordi Savall. Among those who have made their New York recital debut are Wolfgang Holzmair, Ian Bostridge, Matthias Goerne, Felicity Lott, Kate Royal, Il Giardino Armonico, Nikolai Demidenko, Thomas Zehetmair, Julian Rachlin, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Martin Helmchen, Benjamin Grosvenor, and the Quiroga String Quartet.
The 2012-2013 series showcases exceptional musical talent from all over the world. New York debuts this season include acclaimed Russian cellist Boaris Andrianov; award-winning British tenor Toby Spence; Swedish pianist Roland Pöntinen; renowned Czech chamber-music ensemble Utrecht String Quartet; internationally recognized Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang; and Czech chamber-music ensemble Bennewitz String Quartet, the gold medal winner at the 2005 International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka.
Tickets are $35 each ($30 for members) and are available online or by telephone at 212-547-0715.
Boris Andrianov, cello, Alexander Kobrin, piano
Schumann, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff
John Holloway, Jane Gower, Lars Ulrik Mortensen,
violin, dulcian, harpsichord
German and Italian music from the 17th century
Büchner, Froberger, Biber, Schmelzer, Castello, Uccellini
Toby Spence, tenor, Kevin Murphy, piano
Beethoven, Mahler, Schumann
Roland Pöntinen, piano
Couperin, Beethoven, Fauré, Ravel, Chopin
Utrecht String Quartet
Verhulst, Mendelssohn, Sibelius
Seattle Baroque Soloists, two violins, cello, lute, harpsichord
Rossi, Fontana, Cavalli, Marini, Vivaldi, Corelli, Zipoli
Vilde Frang, violin, Michail Lifits, piano
Mozart, Fauré, Brahms, Prokofiev
Janina Fialkowska, piano
Grieg, Schubert, Chopin
Bennewitz String Quartet
Mozart, Bartók, Schubert
Smetana Piano Trio
Novak, Shostakovich, Dvorák