Boston Chamber Music Society / Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert


Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:30pm


Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Chamber Music Society
Tickets: Full Price: $57, $46, $35, $24 Students: $8; Seniors & WGBH members: $4 Off; Harvard Outings & Innings: $6 Off; Student Rush: $5 (starts 90 minutes prior to concert, based on availability).
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K. 301; Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3; Franz Schubert, Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898. Featured Musicians: Harumi Rhodes, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Clancy Newman, cello; Max Levinson, piano.

Mozart’s attempt to equally balance violin and piano in his G major sonata distinguishes the work from his—and his contemporaries’—previous violin sonatas. The E-flat major String Trio is Beethoven’s first of only five works that he wrote for the instrumentation. Beethoven masterfully interweaves the instruments’ voices, a gift that easily translated to string quartet composition in later years. The brisk introduction to Schubert’s Trio in B-flat major gives way to a singing melody from the strings, to which the piano gently responds. The posthumously-published trio is known as a gem of the piano trio repertoire and was written during the composer’s last year of life, a sparkling end to Schubert’s grossly under-recognized career.