From the idyllic opening of Beethoven’s final violin sonata, to the impassioned evocations of Bohemian culture in Dvořák’s “Dumky” Trio, this program breathes the nostalgic air of departure. Music’s ability to say “goodbye” in such nuanced ways is miraculous, be they farewells that are anguished, wistful, or even joyful.
Beethoven Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 96 (1812)
StraussMetamorphosen for Two Violins, Two Violas, Two Cellos, and Double Bass (1945)
Dvořák Trio in E minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 90, “Dumky” (1890-91)