Smetana Trio

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Energy, a gripping emotional range, and flawless technique are just a few of the attributes that come to mind upon listening to the Smetana Trio. Each member of this premier Czech trio “responds to the tiniest nuance … they live the music and you can’t help but to live it with them” (BBC Music). The trio’s debut program with PCMS features Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor—a wonderful blend of Romantic sentiment and fantasy with Classical-period economy, clarity, and poise. Robert Schumann described the Trio as “the Master Trio of the Present”, and declared that “Mendelssohn is the Mozart of the 19th century.”

Zemlinsky: Piano Trio, Op. 3
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49