Formed in 2011, the Horszowski Trio – named for the legendary Curtis pedagogue who taught pianist Rieko Aizawa – have been hailed as “the most compelling American group to come on the scene” by The New Yorker. They’ve assembled a sweeping program, juxtaposing the Haydn’s exuberant Hungarian Rondo with the mournful austerity of Shostakovich’s opening cello solo. Joy and heartbreak are combined in Fauré’s early chamber work, building up to end the concert with a triumphal climax.
Jesse Mills, violin • Raman Ramakrishnan, cello • Rieko Aizawa, piano
Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV:25, “Gypsy”
Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
Phillip Ying, viola
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