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1's Upon A Time with the Sianburg Piano Trio
February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Explore the evolution of the piano trio through the lens of the great Viennese masters and the Sianburg Piano Trio in an exciting concert of firsts “1’s Upon A Time”.
The number is a turning point in a composer’s development, and marks the transition from juvenile and student works to music that the composer considers mature and worthy of publication.
Haydn’s “Gypsy” trio is an example of the composer at the true height of his powers as a master of the genre. Haydn was the first well known composer to use music based on Hungarian tunes in his compositions, which became something of a fad a few decades later. Also, on the program is the first work to which Beethoven gave an opus number Piano Trio in E-flat major No.1, Op. 1. where Beethoven reveals complete assimilation of the high-classical style, as well as his use of the style in a very personal way. The program will end with the monumental B Major Trio, No. 1 of Johannes Brahms, the first chamber piece published of the composer when he was only 20 years old.
There will be a chamber music masterclass with Marshall University students following the recital.
Ian Jessee, violin
Susan Lamb Cook, cello
Gayle Blankenburg, piano
This is a free concert with kind support from KVC Health Systems, AC&S and The Webb Law Centre.