2021 Festival

Concert Program II

Concert Program II brings together three works that contrast brooding tempers with light, lyricism, and optimism. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, the first significant work of its kind, would inaugurate a rich repertoire tradition, nurtured in subsequent generations by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvorák, and many others. Franz Schubert’s sublime Fantasy in F minor likewise adopts a genre closely associated with Mozart–four-hand piano–but which the Prince of Song makes unmistakably his own. The program concludes with the mesmerizing Piano Trio in F-sharp minor by the twentieth-century Armenian composer Arno Babajanian.

All concert programs are performed at 4:00 p.m. in the Spieker Center for the Arts, Menlo School, and at 6:00 p.m. outdoors in the Middle School Courtyard of Menlo School. You can also watch via livestream – log in to your account on Music@Menlo’s website to watch here.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756–1791)
Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 (1785)
Franz Schubert(1797–1828)
Fantasy in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, op. posth. 103, D. 940 (1828)
Arno Babajanian(1921–1983)
Piano Trio in F-sharp minor (1952)
Thursday 20Jul 2023
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  • Prelude Performance V*

    5:00 PM

    Tickets: Free

  • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more