Fabio Witkowski and Gisele Witkowski (Brazil), duo on piano. Let us take you back to where it all began for chamber music – 19th century Europe. A time and place that gave rise to middle-class participation in arts and culture, and led to a popular new trend of average folks learning how to play instruments, for the distinct purpose of performing at home with their friends and family. Hence, the “salon” was born. To accommodate this changing demand, some of the greatest musical minds of the time, including Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, began composing chamber music, which was better suited for smaller settings. Join us for an afternoon of music by husband-and-wife piano duo, Fabio Witkowski and Gisele Witkowski, whose superlative piano playing in the “four hands” style, will offer the audience the quintessential chamber music experience.
Fabio and Gisele Witkowski (Brazil), Piano duo
Waltz op. 3
Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 – 1960)
Pastorale, Minuet Triste & Nocturne
George Enescu (1881 – 1955)
Slavonic Dances for piano four hands
E-Minor op. 72 No. 2
Antonin Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Hungarian Dances, Book II
Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Piano Quintet in C-minor, op. 1
Adagio, quasi Andante
Finale. Allegro animato.
Ernst von Dohnányi