The Romantic Trio

The Romantic Trio

Greenville Concert – Fri, Nov 10 @ 7:30 PM
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on the campus of East Carolina University & Online
Raleigh Concert – Sun, Nov 12 @ 3:00 PM
Hayes Barton United Methodist Church & Online


“He is the Mozart of the nineteenth century, the brightest musician, who most clearly understands the contradictions of the age and is the first to reconcile them.” – Robert Schumann upon hearing Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor.

The classical perfection of Felix Mendelssohn paired with the effusive sentimentality of Robert Schumann – there are perhaps no two composers who better represent the sometimes-contradictory nature of music from the Romantic Era. Schumann’s Piano Trio in G Minor and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor reveal this juxtaposition in a performance featuring pianist Gilles Vonsattel, violinist Ara Gregorian, and cellist Michael Kannen.


Robert Schumann – Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110
brief pause
Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Ara Gregorian, violin
Michael Kannen, cello

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