Experience the grace, wit, and charm of French music. The program includes early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19th-century Parisian salons. Ravel’s sonata, written soon after World War I, uses violin and cello to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of French music in its most delightful and potent form.
Saint-Saëns Trio No. 1 in F major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 18 (1864)
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22)
Fauré Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15 (1876-79)
Wu Han, piano; Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello