July 22, 2019

8:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Overview | 8:00pm

Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola in C Major, Op. 74

The Terzetto was written for his neighbor, an amateur violinist, so Dvořák could join in the music making. It proved too difficult for an amateur, and this became one of the best known concert pieces for this ensemble type.

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65

Chopin’s Cello Sonata was premiered at his last public performance with Franchomme, the works dedicatee. He struggled writing this piece as shown by the numerous sketches he had worked on before publication.

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 9 "Elegiac"

Written in memory of the recently deceased Tchaikovsky, this piano trio follows the same structure  as Tchaikovsky’s work in A minor, written in honor of the composers friend Nikolai Rubinstein.

Suggested Performances

Beethoven Cello Sonata, Op. 69

Beethoven’s third cello sonata was one of the first works that gave both instruments equal importance in the writing. Paul Watkins of the Emerson String Quartet and Alessio Bax, winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition perform this work on Monday, July 8.

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Czech composer Josef Suk continued the musical legacy of fellow countryman Antonín Dvořák with a lush Romantic sound. Don’t miss his Piano Quintet on Wednesday, July 17.

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Mozart Piano Trio, K. 542

Mozart’s Piano Trio in E Major, performed on Friday, July 19, showcases all of the composers talents in a work that moves from joy to melancholy with the greatest of ease.

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