Folk Spirit

Artist unknown. Popular Gypsy dance, Budapest, Hungary, ca. 1850, engraving. Zenetorteneti Muzeum (Music History Museum), Budapest, Hungary. © A. Dagli Orti/De Agostini Picture Library/Bridgeman Images

Concert Program VIII

Folk Spirit

Music@Menlo’s 2020 season concludes with an irresistible program of works influenced by folk traditions. Haydn’s fascination with gypsy music, audible in the Rondo all’Ongarese of his Piano Trio in G Major, was shared a century later by Brahms, who debuted in Vienna with a “Gypsy Rondo” of his own. The program also features Erwin Schulhoff’s Duo for Violin and Cello and the Spanish violinist, composer, and consummate entertainer Pablo de Sarasate’s ravishing Zigeunerweisen.


Joseph Haydn(1732–1809)
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:25, Gypsy (1795)
Erwin Schulhoff(1894–1942)
Duo for Violin and Cello (1925)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908)
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) for Violin and Piano, op. 20 (1878)
Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
Piano Quartet no. 1 in g minor, op. 25 (1860–1861)
Thursday 6Aug 2020