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Tune in here on Monday, August 14th at 7:00PM (ET) for an exciting concert featuring the performances of various works written by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

We’re coming at you live from Music@Menlo, an internationally acclaimed chamber music festival and institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded by David Finckel and Wu Han as a program of Menlo School, Music@Menlo features unique immersive programming, a roster of world-class artists, and a Chamber Music Institute for emerging and pre-professional musicians. Intimate performance venues and signature offerings such as AudioNotes MP3s, Café Conversations, and the Encounter lecture series offer a wide range of opportunities for aficionados and newcomers of all ages to connect with chamber music in new and innovative ways.

In this performance, you see the straight line that leads from J.S. Bach, the musical monarch of the Baroque, to Beethoven, the composer who would reinvent the art in its entirety. Along the way, many composers made weighty contributions: Bach’s sons attained fame with more populist music; Haydn invented the symphony and string quartet; and virtually everything that Mozart created was of unearthly beauty. Riding on all this momentum, a youthful Beethoven broke from the starting gate, stunning the musical establishment with works of unimagined daring, invention, and excitement.



Quintet in G major for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Continuo, op. 11, no. 2 (1774)
JOSEPH HAYDN(1732–1809)
Divertimento in C major for Winds, Strings, and Continuo Hob. II:11, The Birthday (1765)
Piano Trio in G major, K. 564 (1788)
Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, op. 20 (1799)


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