In this program featuring the music of Mozart and Brahms, we find ourselves in an ancient forest grove contemplating the timelessness of these works. Mozart’s formal structures in perfect sonata form open this concert, giving way to the music of Brahms combining styles of the past and present by setting rich harmonies and emotionally dramatic music to formal structures. Finally, Brahms’s Horn Trio magnifies the merging of the abstract and the elemental abandoning elaborate rhetoric for a more linear, logical procession of ideas all the while calling out from a place of unexamined instinct, stirred by familial love and loss.
W.A. Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K.330
Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79, No.1
Annika Fabi, piano
Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio in E♭ major, Op. 40
Christine Beattie, horn
Trevor Wilson, violin
Cheng Hue, piano