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Cras and Tchaikovsky

Date/Time
07/07/17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall
12 Campus Rd S
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

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Breton composer Jean Cras led something of a double life: as a composer, particularly of chamber music and song, trained in Paris by Henri Duparc; and as an accomplished officer of the French navy, enabling him to travel the world extensively and imbibe diverse musical influences. These idioms are colorfully explored in his Quintette, especially in its hauntingly beautiful slow movement, and through the vivid plucked textures and swooping gestures of the finale. Finesse cedes to drama in the second part of tonight’s program, with Tchaikovsky’s epic, melodramatic Piano Trio, dedicated to “the memory of a great artist.”

JEAN CRAS
Quintette
June Han, harp • Youngha Kim, flute • Misha Vayman, violin • Carol Rodland, viola • David Requiro, cello

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
Ayano Ninomiya, violin • Amir Eldan, cello • Tao Lin, piano   

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