Music at Its Best: Schubert Piano Trio No. 1  Chamber Music Series

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Yun Chu

First Violin

Amy Hiraga

Second Violin

Mariko Smiley

First Violin

David Chernyavsky

Second Violin

Amos Yang


Chen Zhao

Second Violin

Raushan Akhmedyarova

Second Violin


String Octet in B-flat Major, Op. Posth.

Max Bruch

Médailles antiques for Flute, Violin and Piano


Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898

Franz Schubert


Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 5:00PM

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Event Description

This collection of ebullient chamber works features masters at the height of their craft. Written a year after his wife died—and only months before his own death—Bruch’s melodious String Octet in B-flat Major defies its dark origins with an untarnished optimism. Schubert’s lilting Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major sways with hints of gondola songs and gentle waltzes. Fellow composer Robert Schumann took one glance at the score and proclaimed that the music made “the troubles of our human existence disappear and all the world . . . fresh and bright again.”


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