Five consummate musicians perform diverse gems from the 19th century. Duos and trios fill the first half with enchantment and surprise with Beethoven's variations on Mozart's melody, Schubert's creation for the arpeggione (an instrument that no longer exists), and Bottesini's virtuoso showpiece for violin and double bass. The artists join forces after intermission to perform Schubert's ”Trout Quintet,” which has garnered a reputation as one of the most popular works in the chamber repertory.
Presented by New Orleans Friends of Music.
- Beethoven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Die Zauberflöte for Cello and Piano, WoO 46 (1801)
- Schubert Sonata in A minor for Viola and Piano, D. 821, “Arpeggione” (1824)
- Bottesini Gran duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass, and Piano (1880)
- Schubert Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114, “Trout” (1819)