Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 8PM
Add: Xi Ba Road No.101, Loft, TCG Nordica
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Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 8PM.
Youth violinist Li Qi will collaborate with He Kang Ming and American pianist Belle James in performing the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s Op. 50 Trio in A minor. This piece, completed in 1882, is infused with melancholy and reminiscence. It was written by Tchaikovsky to commemorate his good friend and teacher, the famous pianist and educationalist Nikolai Rubinstein. Once completed, he added another title, “In Memory of a Great Artist.” The piece was first performed at Rubinstein’s memorial service, and remains Tchaikovsky’s only piano trio.
At the concert, you may also enjoy Johannes Brahms’s Op. 78 Piano Violin Sonata in G Major. Because the melody arises out of Brahms’s artistic use of song, this piece is also known as “Song of Rain.” Brahms was an artist who held himself to extremely high standards. He destroyed much of his early work because he was not satisfied with it. If not for Robert Schumann’s mention of it in a commentary, we might never have known that in his adolescence, Brahms had already written three complete violin sonatas. Among these is Op. 78 in G Major. Completed in 1978, it became famous when Brahms and violinist Joachim•Joseph performed it during a tour through Australia.