Hilary Castle, violin
Ani Kalayjian, violoncello
David Kaplan, piano
A First Flowering – Two Young Masters
Beethoven Piano Trio in c, Op. 1, No. 3
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8
Can you imagine three more different instruments than piano, cello, and violin? The magic and great challenge of this combination have seized the imagination of our best composers for two and a half centuries. Brahms and Beethoven were in their twenties when they first wrote for piano trio. How their first flowerings have endured!
This will also be the La Grua Center première of the 1886 Chickering concert grand, in residence while our 1922 Mason & Hamlin undergoes renovation. Grieg and Liszt were among the pianist-composers who wrote glowingly of the subtlety and transparency of these prize-winning pianos. Through October, you will be able to encounter this extraordinary 19th-century instrument in five special Music Matters concerts.
The La Grua Center will once more ring with the vibrancy and fine warmth Hilary Castle & Co. invariably bring to life in our resonant acoustic. Please let fellow music lovers know of this splendid afternoon — chamber music at its very best!
Tickets $10. 18 and under admitted free. Cash, check & credit card accepted at the door.
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