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Merz Trio - Austin Chamber Music Festival

Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center at Bates Recital Hall, Austin TX

Jul 09 2022
Merz Trio - Austin Chamber Music Festival

Merz Trio, winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, present a program of 19th and early 20th-century masterworks teeming with boundary-breaking energy.

Beethoven’s middle period masterwork, Op. 70 No. 2, is paired here with four later Viennese songs that draw attention to both its lyrical and virtuosic elements, while Brahms’ glorious B Major Trio showcases him as both a pioneering romantic and as a consummate master at the height of his powers. Unable to leave our listeners in the midst of Brahms’ stormy B minor finale, we end the program with Robert Schumann’s moving love song “Widmung,” written as a wedding gift for his wife,

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