Vienna to Paris
The majestic cities of Vienna and Paris were thriving centers of creative energy in the 18th and 19th centuries, nurturing many great artists. Among those was Beethoven, who wrote a copious amount of works shortly after moving to Vienna in 1792, including his popular Op. 9 string trios. A hundred years later, Debussy’s Paris provided a stunning backdrop for his string quartet, which revealed previously unimagined possibilities for quartet composition. Brahms’s blockbuster piano quartet provides a spectacular finish to the program.
- Beethoven Trio in C minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 3 (1797-98)
- Debussy Quartet in G minor for Strings, Op. 10 (1893)
- Brahms Quartet No. 2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26 (1861)