Saturday October 24 at 5pm

Oct 24 5:00 pm

Music Matters YouTube: Classical Era Chamber Music

Prerecorded at La Grua Center and aired on our YouTube channel. A private link to the concert will be shared with ticket holders the day of the concert.

Jesse Holsteinviolin
Miguel Vásquez, violoncello
Michael Bahmannpiano after Anton Walter, Vienna (1789),
   by Jake Kaeser, New London, CT (1992)

Classical-era Chamber Music by Haydn & Mozart
Music Matters prelude  Schumann  Chorale in G "Freu' dich sehr"
Haydn  Piano trio No. 22 in Eb, Hob. XV:22
Mozart  Violin sonata No. 27 in G, K.379/373a
Haydn  Piano trio No. 25 in e, Hob. XV:12

Chamber music came into its own in the Classical era, ca. 1775-1810. "Papa" Haydn was a towering figure at the beginning and throughout this rich period, and young colleague Mozart was the other pole in a brilliant firmament across western Europe. The piano trio was probably the most beloved ensemble of the time, in part because gifted amateurs and professionals were able to read through new scores together. Violin sonatas were another favorite pairing, for the same reason.

Outstanding pianist Michael Bahmann brought his 1780s Viennese piano (a superb modern copy) to La Grua, an ideal acoustic for music making on an intimate scale. With him came violinist Jesse Holstein and cellist Miguel Vásquez, modern players with a strong affinity for the deft, transparent style and sound of Classical-era strings. The recorded results of their early-afternoon session in the resonant hall are truly worth a listen.

We hope you'll join us online on Saturday afternoon, October 24, 2020, to hear three inspired musicians soar into the bright, airy heights Haydn and Mozart evoked in these scores.

This is the second episode in our (presently virtual) 2020-2021 season. Natural-light video with sumptuous, transparent stereo. Affordable ticketed viewing on the La Grua YouTube channel.

Tickets $10. Click here to purchase.


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