Cornell hosts Vienna Piano Trio on March 6March 2, 2006
MOUNT VERNON — Cornell College closes the Music Mondays concert series with a performance March 6 by the Vienna Piano Trio, hailed by the Washington Post as one of the “world’s leading ensembles of piano, violin and cello.”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in King Chapel. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students; tickets are available at the door. Admission is free to Cornell students, faculty and staff with ID.
“Fast becoming the leading trio of the 21st century,” wrote Strad Magazine of this ensemble: Wolfgang Redik on violin, Matthias Gredler on violoncello and Stefan Mendl on piano. Founded in 1988, the trio has performed at leading music festivals and concert halls worldwide, making its debuts at the Kennedy Center in 2002 and the Lincoln Center in 2004.
Their recordings — trios by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schnittke and Shostakovich — have garnered awards including the London Times’ Classical Album of the Year. Their recent releases, Dvorak volumes I and II, have earned critical acclaim as well. Redik plays a J.B. Guadagnini violin from 1772, which is on loan from the Austrian National Bank.
Their program at Cornell will feature Mozart’s Piano Trio in B flat, KV 502, Arnold Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” and Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 in d Minor, op. 63.
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