Haydn Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:29
Schubert Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, Op. 103
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta for Violin and Piano
Schubert Octet in F major for Winds and Strings, D. 803, Op. 166
Gilbert Kalish, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Yura Lee, Violin/Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Clive Greensmith,Cello; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass; Ricardo Morales, Clarinet; Daniel Matsukawa, Bassoon; Jennifer Montone, Horn
Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 2:15pm
Talk will be begin at 2:15pm featuring:
Wu Han, Piano
Jennifer Montone, Horn
Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
Yura Lee, Violin/Viola
Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
Viennese composers Franz Schubert and Fritz Kreisler are showcased in this program with their hometown-inspired masterpieces, while Austrian-born Joseph Haydn contributes a trio full of character and impeccable technique.
Schubert’s favorite form of participatory chamber music was the piano duet. The Fantasie in F minor is his last and greatest contribution to the four-hand repertory.
The Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta evokes the sweetly melancholic as well as the joyous sides of Fritz Kreisler’s native Vienna. He wrote it a few years after the annexation of Austria by the Nazis and one year before he became a US citizen.
Schubert’s Octet was modelled on Beethoven’s extremely popular septet, but with an additional violin. It resembles the septet in the six movements of its form and in its generally cheerful character.
Read more here:
- Franz Peter Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803: http://www.interlude.hk/front/franz-peter-schubert-octet-f-major-d-803/
- Gibbs, Christopher H. The Life of Schubert. Cambridge University Press, 2000. http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/cam032/99032936.pdf
- Franz Schubert – Fantasie in F Minor D. 940: http://www.franzpeterschubert.com/fantasie_in_f_minor_d_940.html