Brahms: Trio in E-flat major for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Op. 40
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Brahms never explained why he chose this unusual combination of instruments. It may have been a nostalgic choice as both the young Brahms and his father played the horn (among other instruments).
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
Brahms composed this piece just a few months after the death of his mother, and he may have written the deeply felt slow movement in her memory.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on May 3, 2016.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.