About the Concert
In chamber music, when we speak of a trio, we usually mean a piano or string trio. But there are also quite different combinations, and Johannes Brahms was one of the composers who created works for such unusual sound combinations. Perhaps his trio for horn, piano and violin is a reminiscence of his own youth, since he played all three instruments himself. It is a showpiece for every horn player and an extremely successful rarity in music history. In addition, this concert features a sextet by the Hungarian Dohnány, whose talent Brahms recognised and personally promoted. Its four movements place it in the 19th century, but at the same time it takes up the stylistic panorama of the 1930s, the period in which it was composed.