Tempest in C minor
The 24 keys in music mysteriously possess unmistakable personalities. Like human beings, some are more suited to one occasion than another. For whatever reason, C minor (the dark side of C major) has often been the key of choice for composers in stormy moods. Join us for Beethoven, Brahms, and Fauré at their turbulent best.
- Beethoven Trio in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 3 (1794-95)
- Brahms Quartet in C minor for Strings, Op. 51, No. 1 (1873)
- Faure Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15 (1876-79)