Free Pre-Concert Recital | 7:00pm
Concert Overview | 8:00pm
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 105
Rather than maximizing the contrast between the instruments, Schumann wrote for the lower registers of the violin so that the sound blends more than typically heard in a violin sonata.
Quartet for Violin, Viola and Two Celli in A minor, Op. 35
Arensky dedicated this work to the memory of Tchaikovsky, who died the previous year. He incorporates a melody from Tchaikovsky’s Sixteen Children’s Songs in the second movement.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 50
Tchaikovsky’s trio was written to honor his friend, mentor, gifted pianist and founder of the Moscow Conservatory, Nicolai Rubinstein. The piano writing is particularly difficult, but some of Tchaikovsky’s finest.