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Brahms was a master of drawing sonic richness and emotional diversity from the small performing forces of chamber ensembles. In a combination not often heard in chamber music, Brahms’ Horn Trio shows how well the horn, violin and piano resonate with one another in lyrical and dramatic expression. So strange was this combination that an early critic refused to accept it as a legitimate piece of chamber music!

Reminiscent of the German landscapes of the Black Forest, where Brahms wrote the piece, the Romantic warmth of the trio is also enveloped with grief from the recent loss of his mother, Christiane.

In this special concert, Kathy Selby on piano will be joined by Susie Park on violin and Nick Mooney on French horn.

Other events in the A Little Lunch Music series:

An Enchanted Afternoon – Tue 16 Feb 12.30pm
Figaro for Winds - Australian National Academy of Music – Thu 25 Mar 12.30pm
Carnival of the Animals – Tue 20 Apr 12.30pm
Schumann's Piano Quartet – Fri 7 May 12.30pm
The James Morrison Quartet – Tue 15 Jun 12.30pm
Jacqui Dark is Alive and Well Living in Newtown – Tue 20 Jul 12.30pm
Ensemble Apex – Thu 5 Aug 12.30pm
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan - Our Place – Mon 20 Sep 12.30pm
Joseph and James Tawadros - Music of the Oud – Tue 19 Oct 12.30pm
The Kate Wadey Quartet – Tue 23 Nov 12.30pm
A Spotless Rose - Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers – Thu 16 Dec 12.30pm   

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Details correct at the time of publication.


  • Brahms
    Trio for Piano, Violin, and Horn in E flat major, Op.40

  • Susie Park
    Nick Mooney
    Kathy Selby