Stirred by the sublime lyricism and expressive richness of the Romantic era, the composers on this evening’s program display passionate intensity and striking emotional honesty. We begin with Schubert’s Quartettsatz, one of the pieces that helped pave the road to the Romantic era, followed by the première of Marc-André Hamelin’s lush Piano Quintet, heard in its recently completed version for the first time, and we end with Dvořák’s Piano Trio in F Minor, perhaps the composer’s most romantic outpouring and one that owes much to his mentor, Johannes Brahms.
Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65
Artists on this program
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of three after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch, and made his orchestral debut at age 11. His musical education connects him to some of the 20th century’s most illustrious pianists and teachers: he studied first with Professor Victor Derevianko, who, himself, studied with the Russian master Heinrich Neuhaus; and in 1997 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maria Curcio—a student of the legendary Artur Schnabel—and with Christopher Elton.