Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 8:00 pm
The brand-new Montrose Trio, featuring Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith of the recently-retired Tokyo Quartet alongside pianist Jon Kimura Parker, continues the legacy of the Tokyo and channels its expertise into the piano trio repertoire.
The Montrose bring their “sumptuous, beautifully blended sonority” (The Strad) to a varied selection of works by Turina, Beethoven, and Brahms. The program begins with Turina’s second piano trio, which combines Spanish folk rhythms, impressionist-inspired harmonic vocabulary, and shimmering sonic effects. Beethoven‘s first piano trio marks the emergence of his compositional voice; it is a sprightly trio with an undercurrent of tragedy. Brahms’ first piano trio, op. 8, was drafted when the composer was twenty-one but rewritten towards the end of his career, taking its place among the most accomplished of his chamber works.
Joaquín Turina: Piano Trio No. 2 in B Minor, op. 76
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 1
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, op. 8