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Boston Chamber Music Orchestra Morning Light Concert

  • Arlington Street Church 20 Arlington Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478

Maurice Ravel
Piano Trio in A minor

Featured Musicians

Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Marcus Thompson, viola
Clancy Newman, cello
Max Levinson, piano

Disregarding the Viennese musical conventions of his time, Mozart brought forth the piano as an equal partner to the strings in his Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor. This innovation amplified the piece’s thematic possibilities, making the quartet an especially delightful demonstration of Mozartian brilliance.

Written at the onset of the Great War, Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor was written directly before the composer attempted—unsuccessfully—to enlist, and as such straddles the patriotic Frenchman’s pre and post-war output.