Brahms horn trio to be performed at Holy Cross in Tryon

Published 10:23 am Monday, December 12, 2011

Area musicians John Malloy, violin, Rex Gallatin, French horn, and Kymric Mahnke, piano, will perform the “Horn Trio in E flat major,” Op. 40, by Johannes Brahms on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at noon. This performance is the third of four recitals on the Bach’s Lunch Wednesday at Noon Advent Recital Series at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon.
Brahms composed the horn trio in the late spring of 1865 at the age of 32 when he was staying in Lichtenthal, Germany, a small town outside the resort area of Baden-Baden. At the time, Brahms was brooding over the recent death of his mother only three months before.
While Brahms had a reputation as an outstanding pianist, it is not generally known that he also played both the violin and horn. Accordingly, the horn trio involves the three instruments with which he was most familiar, and for which he carried a special affection.
The next Wednesday at Noon Advent Recital will be held at noon on Dec. 21 at Holy Cross. Crys Armbrust, organ, and Joseph Pullara, trumpet, will perform.
Box lunches prepared by Tryon caterer Renee Duvall will be available for purchase. The noon recitals last 30 minutes and are free. The community is invited to attend.
Call 828-859-9741 for more information.
– article submitted by Susie Mahnke

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