Altenberg Trio Wein
It's not by chance that the three musicians - Claus-Christian Schuster, Amiram Ganz, and Alexander Gebert - have found each other under the name of that "gentle revolutionary" Peter Altenberg. It stands for love of beauty, venture toward life, precision of style. And also for a sense of humor. This is a chance to hear a trio from Austria precisely perform compositions written by the Austrian master, Haydn!
"Music is: the soul suddenly speaking its own language in a foreign tongue"
Peter Altenberg (1859-1919)
Since its "official" debut during the Salzburg Mozart Week (January 1994), the Altenberg Trio Wien, one of the few full-time piano trios in the world of chamber music,has in far more than 1000 performances earned the reputation of one of the most daring and consistent ensembles in this category: its repertory comprises; in addition to a large number of works from directly related fields (piano quartets & quintets, duos, triple concertos, vocal chamber music) near to 300 piano trios, among them many pieces which the Altenberg Trio suggested and first performed itself.
At the time it was formed, the ensemble became Trio-in-residence of ViennaÃ,s Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, the renowned Musikverein, where it gives an annual series of concerts in the Brahms Saal. They are also the Trio-in-residence of the Vienna Conservatory, where the trio gives masterclasses and seminars.
For those in our audience who are instrument aficionados, Amiram Ganz plays a violin by Goffredo Cappa (Saluzzo 1686), Alexander Gebert a cello by Frank Ravatin (Vannes 2005).
Occidental Center for the Arts
4008 Bohemian Highway
Occidental, CA 95465
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