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Chamber Music


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Ida Nelson (Violin); Sara Nelson (Violoncello);
Anna Nelson (Pianoforte)
Smetana, the father of Czech music, only wrote four chamber works : two string quartets, the Piano Trio in G minor, and a Sonatina for violin and piano. The composer dedicated his G minor Trio, which was written in 1885, in memory of our eldest child, Frederica, whose rare musical talent gave us such delight; too early snatched from us by death at the age of 4 1/2 years.' The music is tragic and tender in feeling as its dedication would imply. On the first performance in November, 1885, the G minor Trio was indifferently received by both the critics and the public, but it has now become firmly established as a fine, imaginative, and dramatic work.


Tenor: Hughes MacKlin
Violin: Ida Nelson
Violin: Sara Nelson
Pianoforte: Anna Nelson

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