FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio in d minor, Op 49
FANNY MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio in d minor, Op 11
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Octet for Strings, Op 20
Wendy Chen piano, with Norfolk Festival Fellows
Composers and performers have always sought instruments that enlarge sonic and expressive possibilities, and instrument makers have responded, making instruments capable of greater power and finesse. This program allows you to hear the step from harpsichord to piano, from natural horn to the modern horn, as well as the introduction of the metronome in Beethoven’s music, where the composer establishes a greater power over the performer by dictating with specificity how fast or slow the music should be performed.