Newswire | Musica Camerata presents The Great Ladies: Quintets for piano and strings at Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur

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Montreal, May 16th, 2022 – Musica Camerata Montreal presents a concert devoted to Grazyna Bacewicz (Poland) and Amy Beach (U.S.A.), two lady composers who played an important role at the beginning of the 20th century. The concert featuring the Great Ladies will take place at la Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, 100 Sherbrooke E on June 4th at 6PM and the program is based on two quintets for piano and strings.

Two composers to discover

One of the most important Polish composers, not well known in Canada, Grazyna Bacewicz (1909 – 1969) had a prolific career both as a violinist and a composer. Her vast production in the neoclassical style includes symphonies, concertos and chamber music.

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The name of Amy Beach is better known to North American audiences. Her style is more romantic than classical and she was considered a pioneer in composition in the USA. She was associated with the Boston School of thought and she greatly admired Arthur Foote with whom she studied in her youth. The Quintet in F sharp minor op 67 written

in 1907 reveals lyricism, an intensity of expression, rich texture, skillful use of chromaticism and a certain sense of agitation due in part to her frequent modulations.

The musicians

Berta Rosenohl, piano; Luis Grinhauz and Van Armenian, violins; Sofia Gentile, viola and Bruno Tobon, cello are the performers who take much pride in presenting to the public less known works of great importance.


  • Grazyna Bacewicz: Quintet No.1 for piano and strings (1952)
    Showcases a beautiful and intriguing work written in the neoclassical idiom
  • Amy Beach: Quintet in f sharp minor op.67 (1907).
    Reveals lyricism, intensity of expression, rich texture and a skillful use of chromaticism. This is a major and unforgettable work of the chamber music repertoire.


What: Concert: The Great Ladies:  Quintets for piano and strings

When: Saturday June 4th, 2022 at 6PM

Where: Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur (100 Sherbrooke E, Montreal)

Tickets: $40.

Payment Interac : [email protected] or by cheque payable to Musica Camerata Montreal, 5694 Merrimac, Côte-St-Luc, H4W1S6

Info: 514-489-8713 [email protected]

About Musica Camerata Montreal

Since its creation in 1971, Musica Camerata is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost chamber music ensembles. Their programs are of a rare originality and they pay special attention to Canadian composers and to lesser known great works of the chamber music repertoire.They perform to great critical acclaim and presented concerts in Canada, U.S.A., Costa Rica and Argentina. Their repertoire consists of more than 350 works from the XVIII to the XXI centuries.

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