Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Fanny Mendelssohn

Artist Showcase 3

June 20, 2019

Thursday | 4:30 pm | Holley Hall
Tickets from $29 | Seat Layout

Felix Mendelssohn’s older sister Fanny was born 100 years too early. Despite being acknowledged as her brother’s equal as both a pianist and composer, she was forbidden from making a career in music. In this Artist Showcase program, we pay tribute to her formidable musical gifts with a performance of her Piano Trio in D Minor, which her family published only after her death, having prohibited her from publishing it during her lifetime. The program begins with Beethoven’s sprightly String Trio in G Major, which the 28-year old Beethoven considered one of his best compositions to that point in his career. The grand Sextet for Piano and Winds by romantic composer Ludwig Thuille provides a rich, almost symphonic interlude in this delightful program.

Program

BEETHOVEN
String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1

Margaret Batjer, violin; Jutta Puchhammer-Sedillot, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello
THUILLE
Sextet in Bb Major, Op. 6    

Thomas Robertello, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Nathan Frantz, Horn; Hanul Park, bassoon; Michael Adcock, piano

MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11 

Carmit Zori, violin; Natalie Helm, cello; Jean Schneider, piano

 

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