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PROGRAM

OPUS ONE perform Kernis, Mozart, Brahms

The four individually acclaimed artists of OPUS ONE first came together out of their admiration for one another's music making. This week on Saint Paul Sunday they join forces for one of the greatest chamber works ever written: Johannes Brahms' transcendent third piano quartet in c minor, a work begun by a heart-stricken 22-year old and revised for publication decades later by a far more seasoned and serene spirit. The foursome opens its program with a charming Mozart allegro and a nimble homage to Mozart by Aaron Jay Kernis.

Listen to the performance

MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM

  • Aaron Jay Kernis: "Mozart en Route" or "A Little Traveling Music" (1991)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet in g minor for piano and strings, K.478
    —I. Allegro
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor for piano and strings, Op. 60
    — I. Allegro non troppo
    —II. Andante

MIXED COMPANY

POSTED BY MARY LEE ON JULY 06, 2005

Mixing it up

You'd think that after a while being a professional musician could make you jaded: another night, another Beethovenís 5th. Of course thatís not true, but Iíve found that the most interesting musicians like to mix it up a bit and chamber music offers the perfect vehicle for that. One week itís a Beethoven trio, the next itís a quintet with a whole new ensemble. These four musicians have encountered each other in various ensembles along the way and decided it was too much fun playing together not to do it more often. As a result they bring a sense of fun and adventure to the studio that only long-time friends can risk. (more)

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Artist profile: OPUS ONE