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Close Encounters with Music: Mid-Winter Fireside Concert

Close Encounters with Music: Mid-Winter Fireside Concert
Date(s) - 02/22/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Grand Piano Trios — Schubert and Brahms
Max Levinson, piano; Peter Zazofsky, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello

Two enduring treasures of the chamber music canon lift us into the realm of the transcendent and channel the Viennese tradition: Schubert’s Trio in B flat Major and Brahms’ in B Major were both written or rewritten towards the end of the composers’ lives. Both display masterful sculpting of heavenly melodies coupled with passion and heady romanticism. Brahms makes use of the piano to create a symphonic sweep, and is in the best of hands with pianist Max Levinson (“Brilliant…He uses his wide spectrum of pianistic mechanics for altogether poetic ends, touching the listener deeply and often”—Los Angeles Times), violinist Peter Zazofsky and cellist Yehuda Hanani (“The sonatas came bounding to life in vital interpretations rich in imaginative detail and virile strength….Rightly rewarded with cheers from the audience.”—New York Times). Schubert’s trio, despite having been written in the difficult last year of his life, conveys triumph and strength. As Robert Schumann aptly observed, “One glance at Schubert’s trio and the troubles of our existence vanish, the world takes on fresh luster.”

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