Chamber Music, Italian Academy, New York

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Arnaud Sussmann violin

Emily Daggett Smith violin

Paul Neubauer viola

Rafael Figueroa cello

Vsevolod Dvorkin piano

 

Illustrated talk by Stephen Johnson

 

Schubert  Arpeggione Sonata, D821

Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

 

From the time of Gluck in the mid-18th century to that of Mahler and Schoenberg in the early 20th, Vienna was the capital of musical capitals. Amongst the composers of genius drawn there were Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Richard Strauss and Lehár, not to mention such native sons as Schubert and Johann Strauss. Our programme presents works by Schubert and Brahms, both of whom composed in the traditional forms established by the Classical Viennese trinity of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, but with very different results in terms of content. While Schubert’s music heralds the dawn of Romanticism, that of Brahms brings on its dusk.