Saturday, February 21, 2015
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Faculty artists David Salness and Mayron Tsong, as well as former School of Music cello professor Evelyn Elsing, come together to perform chamber music by Beethoven and Brahms.
In keeping with the superior quality of all those works he dedicated to his royal patron, Beethoven's Archduke Trio reigns supreme: this was Beethoven's finest effort for piano and strings, and arguably the greatest piano trio in the literature.
Written in 1882 when Brahms was 49 years old, the Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 is a mature work that might effectively be regarded as Brahms’ first unequivocal masterpiece for the piano trio.
Learn more about the pieces, composers and performers featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:
Ludwig van Beethoven - Archduke Trio
Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87