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Promises, Promises at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
August 13 @ 3:00 pm
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Inon Barnatan, Geneva Lewis, Teng Li, Takács Quartet, Alisa Weilerstein, Paul Wiancko, Joyce Yang
Schubert’s epitaph reads “Here the art of music has entombed a rich treasure, but even fairer promise.” It is hard, however, to imagine surpassing the last year of Schubert’s life—which produced the most enduring masterpieces in music, including the epic piano trio heard on this concert. Showing tremendous promise at the very start of his composing career, the 18-year-old Dohnányi’s extraordinary first piano quintet caused Brahms to exclaim “I could not have written it better myself.” Paul Wiancko wrote “Closed Universe” as part of an attempt to find beauty and piece in the midst of a bout of news addiction.
Closed Universe for Solo Cello, Piano Quartet and Glockenspiel
Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1
Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D.929