October 19, 2016 at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
BACH: Selections from Art of the Fugue
ELGAR: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
GESUALDO: Selected Madrigals
MOZART: String Quintet in E flat Major, K. 614 (with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola)
The Oct. 19 program contends with what Jonathan Biss calls “the various inscrutabilities of composers in their late years.” Alternating from Bach’s mysterious and unfinished Art of the Fugue to the joyful and life-affirming signature quintet by Mozart, this program complicates the valedictory nature of a “late syle.”