In a concert that literally grows before your eyes, CMS musicians explore the musical effects of expanding casts. Beginning with the leanest of ensembles, the string trio, we'll add a second violin and viola for one Mozart's iconic string quintets. And with the participation of a second cello, Brahms's Sextet will carpet Alice Tully Hall in lush sonorities, as delicious to the ear as is the richest food to the stomach.
- Beethoven Trio in G major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1 (1797-98)
- Mozart Quintet in C minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 406 (1782, arr. 1787)
- Brahms Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 18 (1859-60)
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