Dvořák Piano Trio No.3 in F minor Op.65 (1833) and Ravel Piano Trio in A major (1914)
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) was a Czech composer, born in Nelahozeves, the first of nine children. He came to know music early, at his father’s inn, and became an accomplished violinist and violist as a youngster. He was first Bohemian composer to achieve worldwide recognition, noted for turning folk material into the language of 19th-century Romantic music. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, masterful orchestration, richly evocative harmonies and inventive instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Inspiration for the musical content of the Piano Trio came from a wide variety of sources, from Basque dance to Malaysian poetry.
This concert is free.