Brahms composed sonatas and trios for piano and strings for himself and the finest German musicians of his time to perform. While his music reflected the conventions and practices of the late 19th century, the string instruments on which musicians played resembled those of the turn of the century far more than strings of today. In contrast, after the late 1860s, the piano had come to resemble the form we are accustomed to seeing today. Handel and Haydn Society principals Susanna Ogata, Guy Fishman, and Ian Watson present an all-Brahms program on exactly such instruments, contrasting the modern with the arcane, and producing a combination of sounds rarely heard since the 1920s.
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