July 22, 2020

8:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

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.


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