TENRI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: An Evening of Sonatas of Johannes Brahms
Arts at Tenri will present a program of chamber music for Cello, Viola and Piano that features members of the Tenri Chamber Ensemble: Albert Lotto, piano, Jeanne Mallow, viola and Barbara Mallow, violoncello who will perform chamber music of Brahms.
PROGRAM: Music of Johannes Brahms
Sonata Number 2 in E Flat for Viola and Piano
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99
Sonata in F Minor for solo piano Op. 5
The life cycle of Johannes Brahms; Three Sonatas from Three Periods. The Piano Sonata opus 5 is from the earliest period of experimentation and exploration. Written when the composer was only 20, the third and last of Brahms' solo piano sonatas is distinguished by a compelling blend of muscular majesty and tender lyricism. The Sonata for Cello and Piano, opus 99, is from the period of consummate mastery which follows a long period of "Sturm und Drang" (Storm and Stress). This period of Storm and Stress is also referred to as Brahms' middle period. There is a three year hiatus in Brahms' career during the autumn of his life during which he wrote nothing at all. The sound of the clarinet and potentialities of the viola inspired him to take up his pen again and write three masterpieces for those instruments. Two of these, Two Sonatas are actually intended for either instrument! The Sonata in E flat for Viola and Piano is one of those three works.
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