As a young composer, Brahms complained in his letters of his plight of having to compose in the "shadow of a giant," referring to Beethoven. The Phoenix Chamber Ensemble will perform piano quartets by both giants of classical music: Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op .16 and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25. Pianists Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky will be joined by two members of the Tesla Quartet, Michelle Lie (violin) and Edwin Kaplan (viola), and guest cellist Titilayo Ayangade.
Made possible by the Stravinsky Institute Foundation through the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.