July 12, 2019

8:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE APRIL 15.

Concert Overview

Along the Field

Vaughan Williams creatively scores these songs to create a sense of drama with just voice and violin in this song-cycle based on the poems of A.E. Housman.

Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4

Hindemith built his music on Classical ideals using a number of forms like Theme and Variations, but uses modern harmonic techniques to look backward and forward at the same time.

Concert Piece for Viola and Piano

The virtuosic demands on the violist have made this short work a staple in the repertoire since it shows off all the talents of the musician.

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1

Although not the first composition by Beethoven, it was the first that he felt would become profitable. At the time the pianoforte was relatively new and music composed for it was wildly popular.

Suggested Performances

Martinů Duo for Violin and Cello

A near contemporary of Enescu, Martinů struck a very different musical path venturing into Impressionism and Neo-Classicism. His Duo of Violin and Cello is performed on Friday, July 5 by James Ehnes and Robert deMaine.

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English Folk Songs by Blow and Purcell

Tenor Nicholas Phan is joined by lutenist Stephen Stubbs and a small ensemble for these early songs from the English tradition on Wednesday, July, 10.

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Rachmaninov Piano Trio, Op. 9 "Elegiac"

Much like Beethoven’s trio, this is another example of a masterful piano trio written at near the beginning of a composer’s career. This piece dedicated to the memory of Tchaikovsky will be performed on Monday, July 22.

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