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Chamber Music

  • As one of Ludwig van Beethoven's final works, it initially divided opinion, with some contemporaries calling it unplayable and others hailing it as the pinnacle of the genre: Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman introduces Beethoven's monumental String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, opus 131, in 10 minutes or less. You can hear the Verona Quartet perform the piece as part of Chamber Music Tulsa's 2021-22 season on April 10th at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
  • We'll never know why Franz Schubert suddenly stopped working on an ambitious new string quartet nearly 8 years before his untimely death, but its one finished movement went on to become a concert hall staple: Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman introduces Schubert's String Quartet Movement in C minor, D.703, in 10 minutes or less. You can hear the Verona Quartet perform the piece as part of Chamber Music Tulsa's 2021-22 season on April 9th and 10th.
  • Whenever he got into financial trouble, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart turned to the piano trio, which he could easily sell to amateurs for some quick cash, if he could make the music simple enough: Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman introduces Mozart's Piano Trio in C major, K.548, in 10 minutes or less. You can hear the ATOS Trio perform this piece as part of Chamber Music Tulsa's 2021-22 season on March 26.
  • As Chamber Music Tulsa presents all seven of Ludwig van Beethoven's numbered piano trios in two concerts with the German ATOS Trio March 25 and 27, get to know these groundbreaking works in our Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less podcast with Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman.
  • It started out as a celebration of France’s musical past, but it became a very personal tribute to seven close friends who perished in World War I: Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman introduces Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin in 10 minutes or less. You can hear Imani Winds perform this piece as part of Chamber Music Tulsa's 2021-22 season on March 12.
  • The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet, founded in 2010, is particularly focused on performing and recording music by composers who've been unjustly overlooked over the years (mainly due to their race or gender).
  • The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet, founded in 2010, is particularly focused on performing and recording music by composers who've been unjustly overlooked over the years (mainly due to their race or gender).
  • Season 3 of Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less, a podcast co-presented by Public Radio Tulsa and Chamber Music Tulsa that features host Jason Heilman introducing six pieces of classical music in a convenient format, with works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Beethoven and Mozart.
  • Our guest on StudioTulsa is Bruce Sorrell, who joined Chamber Music Tulsa as its executive director in early 2012. He tells us about the exciting…
  • It was meant to be Felix Mendelssohn's instrumental requiem for his late sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – but it became his own requiem, too. Classical…