January 24, 2020

7:30 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Overview | 7:30pm

Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 45

The most popular of his three violin sonatas was also the last piece that he composed for the form. While he used Norwegian folk melodies, he also thought this was a work with ‘broader horizons.’

String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

Brahms argued this was the finest piece that he had composed to his friend, Clara Schumann. The finale embodies Brahms’ desire to look to styles of the past, while leaving his own imprint with lush melodies and playful exchanges between the instruments.

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929

One of the final works that Schubert composed that he actually heard performed. The second movement is famously used in Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon, as well as in numerous other films and TV series.

Suggested Performances

Ravel's Piano Trio

Ravel creates a beautiful juxtaposition between the somber third movement and the shimmering finale of his Piano Trio

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Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir Pre-Concert Recital

Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs works by three contemporary female composers, including Icelandic composer Thuridur Jónsdóttir.

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Beethoven's Russian infuence

In Beethoven’s set of string quartets commissioned by the Russian Ambassador Razumovsky, Beethoven employed several Russian folk songs into his melodies as an homage.

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