January 20

3:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Guide

Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp

The first piece written for this group of instruments, it paved the way for composers looking for a wide range of musical color in a small ensemble.

Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2

Quintessentially Beethoven, this sonata was written when he learned of his impending deafness and moves from a characteristically dark place to a triumphant and defiant tone.

Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57

The musical language is a nod to Bach with the structure of a prelude and fugue in the first two movements, but in the style of Shostakovich with his modern soundscape

Suggested Performances

More Debussy

Don’t miss Debussy’s only string quartet, played by the Ehnes Quartet, on Sunday, January 27.

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"Ghost" Piano Trio

The eerie second movement of Beethoven’s “Ghost” piano trio is said to be inspired by the ghost of Hamlet’s father. Hear for yourself on Friday, January 18.

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Schumann's Piano Quartet, Op. 47

Love the sound of larger ensembles? Don’t miss Schumann’s crowd pleasing quartet on Friday, January 25.

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