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CONCERT THREE: Johann Sebastian, Igor and One French Horn

Sunday, March 10, 2019   3:00 p.m.

Eaton Mansion, Shaker Heights



J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Sonata for Violin and Keyboard

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) ‘Suite Italienne’ (1932) for Violin and Piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Trio op. 40 in E-flat Major for French Horn, Violin and Piano

Explore the history of 200 years of Classical music in one short afternoon: from Bach’s baroque Sonata for violin and keyboard, the first example in music history of a Duo Sonata conceived for equally important parts, to Igor Stravinsky’s virtuosic ‘Suite Italienne’, the composer’s transcription of his neo-classical ballet music based on the comedy “Pulcinella” from 1700. Stravinsky said: “Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible. It was a backward look, of course—the first of many love affairs in that direction—but it was a look in the mirror, too”. Finally, we lure you to the Romantic world of late 19th century Vienna with Brahms’ masterful Horn Trio, the first masterpiece written for this combination of instruments, featuring the rich sound of French horn played by none other than Rich King.



Richard King, french horn   Isabel Trautwein, violin   Patti Wolf, piano

Read about Close Encounters Season 13: 2018-19



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All concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited, and Close Encounters concerts have a tradition of selling out.

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We are grateful for the support of our Season 13 Gold Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments

Musician images courtesy GM Donley