A vivid, atmospheric piano trio provides a contemporary introduction to the heart of this program: Beethoven’s last completed work literally asks Life’s Big Question (‘Must it be? —It must be!’), and all the grave humility and life-affirming joy realized over a lifetime is distilled to its heartfelt essence. Unknown outside his native Russia, Sergei Tanayev was a great musical architect, master of polyphony and counterpoint, and his colossal, monumental Piano Quintet is truly extraordinary by any standard.
6:30PM PRELUDE TALK by Rabbi Roger C. Klein (The Temple-Tifereth Israel)
Piano Trio No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 16 in F major
Piano Quintet in G minor