The Wits Trio plays an all Brahms concert at home

The Wits Trio comprises Malcolm Nay (piano), Zanta Hofmeyr (violin) and Maciej Lacny (cello).  They played an all Brahms concert at The Atrium on Sunday 4 August 2013.

The Wits Trio

The Wits Trio

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist who worked mainly in Vienna, Austria.  He is regarded as both a traditionalist and an innovator and was the great friend of Robert and Clara Schumann, the latter with whom he was in love.   He was a master of counterpoint, like Bach before him.

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Dr Kathy Primos, a former Professor at Wits, gave a pre-concert lecture, telling the audience both about Brahms and giving us an analysis of the music to follow,  then the music began with the Sonata for Cello and Piano No 1 in E Minor, Opus 38, followed by the Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D Minor, Opus 108.  After interval we heard the Piano Trio in C Minor, Opus 101.

Both Brahms’ music and the performance thereof were wonderful and a good time was had by all.

 

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