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It's Personal: Tchaikovsky Piano Trio — Chamber Music Series

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony It's Personal: Tchaikovsky Piano Trio — Chamber Music Series

Witness a brooding and darkly beautiful collection of works is born from deeply personal situations. Written the year of his death, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6 is a piece of the composer’s broken heart.  Its elegance is tempered by an emotional angst that reveals a profound despair at the death of his cherished sister’s passing a few months earlier. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio was written in memory of his dear friend and mentor Nicolai Rubenstein (as well as played at Tchaikovsky’s own funeral), and though a funeral march, is resplendent with breathtaking lyricism.

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Program

Timothy Higgins

I am Matteo (2018)

Mendelssohn

String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Opus 80

Tchaikovsky

Piano Trio in A Minor, Opus 50