New Ground at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Inon Barnatan, Richard O’Neill, Takács Quartet, Alisa Weilerstein, Paul Wiancko
Composers step out of their comfort zone and defy their surroundings in this powerful program. Gideon Klein’s ebullient and lighthearted String Trio was composed whilst the composer was imprisoned in the Terezín prison camp just days before his deportation to Auschwitz. Beethoven charted new ground in celestial music that was baffling to his contemporaries and has come to be considered a pinnacle of human creation. Having written almost exclusively just for the piano, Chopin’s Cello Sonata represents an extraordinary effort on the part of a composer who, only a few years from the end of his life, determined to master a genre he had never before attempted.
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 “Rasumovsky”
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65