The music of the Hungarian Roma, or 'gypsies', served as a point of inspiration for many composers over the centuries. The highlight of this thrilling program is the finale of Brahms's G minor piano quartet, the famous "Alla zingarese". The first half of the program features the temperamental music of three great Hungarian composers: Liszt, Bartók, and Dohnanyi.
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 for solo piano
Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and piano
Dohnanyi: String Trio, op. 9
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25