Music of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Trout QuintetThe Musical Offering’s 44th Season
October 12th, 3:00pm, Sundin Music Hall

Piano Trio in G major Hob. XV, No. 25 (“Gypsy”) – Franz Josef Haydn
Wind Quintet No. 1 – Endre Szervánszky
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25 – Johannes Brahms

The Musical Offering begins our 44th season with a program highlighting Hungary’s influence in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The afternoon’s concert opens with one of Haydn’s most beloved piano trios, the Trio in G Major known as the “Gypsy.” Next, we hear Endre Szervánszky’s textured Wind Quintet No. 1, followed by Brahms’s rich and autumnal Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, which features a thrilling final movement he called a “Gypsy rondo” – it’s a quartet-sized Hungarian dance that will take your breath away!

Musicians performing on this concert include:

Piano Trio: Susan Billmeyer, Piano; Celine Leathead, Violin; Jim Jacobson, cello.
Wind Quintet: Jane Garvin, flute; David Pharris, clarinet; John Snow, oboe; Caroline Lemen, horn; Norbert Nielubowski, bassoon.
Piano Quartet: Susan Billmeyer, piano; Celine Leathead, violin; Gareth Zehngut, viola; Jim Jacobson, cello.

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