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3rd Chamber Concert

Hans Gál: Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano op. 97 / Jake Heggie: »The Work at Hand« for Mezzo-soprano, Cello and Piano / Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor op. 32

Concert
Alter Saal
Hans Gál: Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano op. 97
Violin
N. N.
Clarinet
Piano
Hanna Klose
Jake Heggie: »The Work at Hand« for Mezzo-soprano, Cello and Piano
Mezzosoprano
Piano
N. N.
Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor op. 32
Violoncello
Piano
Hye-Rim Ma

Chamber music from Germany, the US and Russia: In 1950, Hans Gál created his Clarinet Trio. The lyrical music with a lot of sentiment is reminiscent of Brahms and Strauss in its sound.

Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Jake Heggie’s (*1961) »The Work at Hand« is premiered in 2015. The Guardian writes: »Heggie’s style is melodic and immediate, now a touch of blues and scat, now exultant and climactic.« The piece sets poems by US poet Laura Morefield to music. Anton Arensky’s (1861-1906) works for chamber music, in particular, show that the Russian composer is at the height of his creative abilities.

Uncontested masterpieces, his two trios for piano are characterised by a lively zeal, a melodic inventiveness and a sophisticated humour and show they are on a par with compositions by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms for these instruments.