This program of favorites reveals the multi-dimensional ingenuity of the Classical style. Its intelligent principles of symmetry and logic have enabled composers through the ages to craft aesthetically pleasing works that endure the test of time. Mozart’s pristine Trio, Weber’s electrifying Clarinet Quintet, and Brahms’s magisterial Piano Quintet all owe a nod of thanks to Haydn’s immortal invention.
- Mozart Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt” (1786)
- Weber Quintet in B-flat major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34 (1811-15)
- Brahms Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34 (1862)