Franz Joseph Haydn’s "Gypsy rondo" Piano Trio ends with a big ol’ Hungarian style finale. We’ll hear an exciting performance of it from the 1998 Marlboro Music Festival this morning, along with a set of songs by Johannes Brahms, who had a lifelong fascination with Hungarian music.
You may know Beethoven’s Op. 11 better as the "Gassenhauer" Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano. In this morning’s 2008 live performance from the Marlboro Music Festival we’ll hear a clarinet substituting for the violin, giving the piece a very different character.
Richard Strauss sure loved his wind instruments. The indelible result of
being the son of an excellent Horn player? …Probably. This morning’s
Marlboro Month feature piece is the Strauss Serenade in Eb for 13 Winds,
in an exciting – breezy! – live performance from the 2009 Festival.
We’ll hear today from violinist Soovin Kim about his experiences at Marlboro – and you may be surprised at what he has to say. Also, a 2004 recording from the festival, featuring Soovin playing 1st Violin in Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet.
Today we’ll hear form cellist Brook Speltz about the first time he performed publicly at Marlboro. He’ll take the stage twice in this weekend’s concerts, and we’ll hear a preview of those, plus a 2008 performance of one of Mozart’s string quintets.
Antonin Dvorak’s music appears frequently on the Marlboro Music Festival’s public concerts – that’s partly because it’s so listenable, and also because it has so much to teach performers. This morning’s "Marlboro Month" feature piece is the Dvorak Piano Quartet #2 in Eb, Op. 87.