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Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn
1732-1809

String Quartet in F, Op. 77/2
1799
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Music, so intimately engaged with perception, lights up the mind. Music, being immaterial, touches on the immaterial - on the drift of thought and feeling, on divinity and death. Music, as sound, can represent the auditory world: the moan of wind, the repeated whispers of calm waves, the calls of birds. Music, as idealized voice . . . , can sing or sigh, laugh or weep. Music, as rhythm, can keep pace with our contemplative rest and our racing activity. Music, in proceeding through time, can resemble our lives. Paul Griffiths

Dvořák, Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 21

March 11th, 2007

Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904

Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 21, 1875

Antonín DvořákDvořák’s earliest surviving Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 21 offers an opportunity for discovery. He wrote six piano trios all together. The first two were discarded; Dvořák deemed them unworthy for posterity. Of the four that remain, only the last is widely celebrated: the “Dumky” Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90. The third trio, in F minor, is dense and serious with Dvořák somewhat uncharacteristically striving towards a Germanic formalism. It is reminiscent of Brahms who was a friend, a champion of Dvořák’s music and, for a period, a musical influence. « more »


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