The spare sound of the string trio drew from Mozart a lovely contradiction: a work of great elegance and richness. This week, we'll hear his Eb Divertimento performed by the masterful Zehetmair String Trio, who'll also play an often-overlooked fragment of Schubert and an exuberant work composed in 1944 by 23-year old Czech composer Gideon Klein when he was held prisoner at the nightmarish Nazi "show camp" Thieresenstadt.
As if to tie these three great works together, Mr. Zehetmair then steps out by himself, concluding the hour with Eugène Ysaÿe's Ballade, a pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire.
Franz Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471
Gideon Klein: String Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563
Eug ène August Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 27