Beethoven's Ghost

Chamber Soirées
October 31, 2019Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall


ZEMLINSKY    Humoreske (Rondo)

Betsy Traba, flute; Jonathan Gentry, oboe; Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Joshua Horne, horn; Fernando Traba, bassoon

SCHOENBERG    Verklärte nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4

Christopher Takeda, violin; Samantha Bennett, violin; Matthew Pegis, viola; Michael McClelland, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; Isabelle Besançon, cello

BEETHOVEN    Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ghost Trio)

Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Schnell, cello; Jonathan Spivey, piano

Spend Halloween with the bewitching sounds of Schoenberg and Beethoven. The concert opens with a charming wind quintet by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky. Verklärte nacht, heard here in its original version for string sextet, describes the conversation between a man and woman walking through a dark forest at night. Beethoven's piano trio acquired its nickname "Ghost" as a result of its eerie sounding second movement.


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