January 25, 2020

7:30 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Overview

Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, K. 481

With his 33rd violin sonata, Mozart created one of his most experimental works, exploring a wide range of key signatures and harmonics.

String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

Brahms originally conceived this as a symphony, and the density of the first and last movements sounds as if it were scored for more than just five instruments.

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor

To create as much instrumental color for this small ensemble, Ravel used extreme ranges of sound and technique to produce dramatic contrasts.

Suggested Performances

Schubert's Piano Trio in E-flat Major

The gorgeous slow second movement of this trio was famously used in Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon, among other films.

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Bach Concerti

Our final concert of the Winter Festival offers four concerti, including two of his works for keyboard played on piano by Anton Nel and Cecile Licad.

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Beethoven inspired by Shakespeare

In his Op. 18 No. 1 String Quartet, Beethoven was inspired by the tomb scene in Romeo and Juliet. The tragedy of the scene can be heard in the somber second movement.

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