July 8, 2019

8:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Overview | 8:00pm

La Bonne Chanson for Voice, Piano, and String Quintet, Op. 61

Based on poems by Verlaine, this set of nine short songs was revised from a voice and piano version to add a string quintet. Fauré uses several melodies throughout bringing them all together in the final song, “L’hiver a cessé.”

Sonata No. 3 for Cello and Piano in A Major, Op. 69

The work opens with a theme that Beethoven will continue to develop and play with, much as he does with his 5th Symphony, which premiered during the same year as this cello sonata.

Trio No. 1 for Violin, Cello and Piano in G minor (US premiere)

Thought lost, this work was only brought to light when a set of parts were recently discovered. The trio was written while the Romanian composer was a teenager in 1897. Tonight’s performance is the U.S. premiere of the piece.

Suggested Performances

Vaughan Williams "Along the Field"

Vaughan Williams based his song-cycle on the poems of famed poet A. E. Housman. Tenor Nicholas Phan and violinist James Ehnes bring this music to life on Friday, July 12.

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Chopin Cello Sonata, Op. 65

Chopin creates a beautifully atmospheric piece in this his only sonata for cello. Don’t miss his final published work on Monday, July 22.

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Enescu Aubade for String Trio

An Aubade is typically a love song sung in the morning as lovers part, and Enescu makes a beautiful and lyrical line to capture this mood. This short trio is performed on Wednesday, July 24.

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