Thursday 10 January 2019
Portuguese Society of Authors – 18.30
Saturday 12 January 2019
National Museum of Ancient Art – 16.00
In the mid-1890s, when Alexander Zemlinsky was in his late twenties and was still unknown and Johannes Brahms was sixty-one and one of the most prominent names in the Austro-Germanic musical medium, the latter gave a valuable boost to the former’s career, recommend to his editor the publication of Zemlinsky’s Trio for clarinet (or violin), cello and piano (1896). Brahms himself had composed a trio for an analogous formation five years before, the famous op.114, so it makes perfect sense to join the two works in the same program – this is what Jorge Camacho (clarinet), Daniela Radu (violin), Mariana Ottosson (cello) and Anna Tomasik (piano).