January 27

3:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Guide

Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 13

One of the first in a long line of great French Violin Sonatas, Fauré’s first sonata has balanced writing for both instruments and lyrical melodies in the Romantic style.

Quartet for Piano and Strings in B-flat Major, Op. 41

Sweeping melodies and clear musical lines show that while not known for his chamber music, Saint-Saëns’ writing rivals that of other Romantic composers and this work deserves a place in the pantheon of great piano quartets.

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Debussy only wrote one string quartet, but this masterpiece showcases his talents as a master of the timbre, or color, of the instruments in the group.

Suggested Performances

French Music

Love that je ne sais quoi of French music and just can’t get enough? Don’t miss Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp on Sunday, January 20.

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Schumann's Chamber Music Masterpiece

Need more piano Quartets? Schumann’s Piano Quartet is recognized as the pinnacle of the form, and for good reason. Filled with beautiful melodies and great virtuosity, this work is not to be missed! You can hear it on Friday, January 25.

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Anton Nel plays Schubert

Acclaimed pianist Anton Nel performs Schubert’s 3 Klavierstücke during the free Pre-Concert Recital on Saturday, January 26.

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