Beethoven, Debussy & Dvořák

August 1, 2023 | 7:30 pm America/Denver

The final concert of the 2023 Robert Mann Chamber Music Series highlights the Festival’s own musicians. Though it was composed on the early side of his career, Beethoven’s energetic String Trio in C Minor gives a decisive glimpse into the intensity of expression the composer would eventually be renowned for. In Debussy’s sparkling Danses — commissioned to showcase the rich capabilities of the harp — his first dance explores the ethereal (the “sacred”) and gradually becomes a swirling, earthly waltz (the “profane,” or secular). Dvořák composed his famous Second Piano Quintet during a happy period in his life; that contentment shines through in this treasured jewel of chamber repertoire.

 

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Artists
Kevin Lin, violin
DJ Cheek, viola
Austin Huntington, cello

Andrea Mumm, harp
Marian Quartet
Emma Richman, violin
Sahana Shravan, violin
Cameren Anai Williams, viola
Wangshu Xiang, cello

Kevin Lin, violin
Douglas Kwon, violin
DJ Cheek, viola
Austin Huntington, cello
Vivienne Spy, piano

Program
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Claude Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane (Sacred and Profane Dances)

Antonín Dvořák, Piano Quintet in A Major No. 2, Op. 81 

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