Arts at Tenri presents

Tenri Chamber Players

Friday, April 11, 7:00 PM

On Friday evening at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, Arts at Tenri will continue its 2007-2008 season with performances by Albert Lotto, piano and Barbara Stein Mallow, cello. This concert presents a survey of the complete works for cello and piano of Beethoven, including the five sonatas and three sets of variations.

Program for April 11, 2008
Sonata Number 1 in F Major
Three Sets of Variations
Sonata Number 5 in D Major

Albert Lotto, pianist, and Barbara Stein Mallow, cellist, share a history of almost five decades of passionate and exciting music-making together.

Beginning in 1960 when Barbara Mallow first performed at the Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music Festival, Albert found himself totally absorbed in the chamber music playing of Barabara Mallow and of Barbara's illustrious musical family. Over the years, Barbara's mother, Lillian Fuchs, a founder of modern viola playing and her uncle Joseph Fuchs, the consummate violinist equally at home in chamber music and solo violin music joined together with Albert, with Barbara and with Barbara's twin sister Carol Stein Amado, violinist, in modular chamber music groups performing a wide variety of chamber music for piano and strings. Barbara and Albert have recently joined with Jeanne Mallow, Barbara's daughter and eminent young violist to perform together as well.

Appearing together in public for three generations it now seems fitting for Barbara Mallow and Albert Lotto to perform a survey of the complete repertory for cello and piano of Beethoven. Just as we see in his 32 Sonatas for solo piano, Beethoven's repertory for cello and piano, which includes five Sonatas and three sets of Variations, spans three periods of the composer’s psychological and philosophical evolution. Works from each of these three periods will be performed in two concerts, each concert representing a survey of the remembrances, transitions and crowning completion framed by
these distinct periods of composition.

The Place
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street, New York, NY
(212) 645-2800


$20 general, $12 students/seniors. At the door: $25 general, $15 students/seniors