This music by composers such as Gaetano Donizetti, Louis Coerne and Emile Bourgois was originally written for small instrumental ensembles, which played in reception halls, courts, palace chambers and, later, in the intimate setting of the parlor room. These pieces were introduced to larger audiences with the rise of the concert hall in the 19th century.
The Brinkler Trio, named in honor of Alfred Brinkler, is comprised of pianist Kenneth Piotrowski, cellist Gary Hodges and violinist Sarah Barker. The Trio will present a premiere performance of Brinkler’s 1905 compositions “Grave” and “Allegro Moderato.”
Pianist Piotrowski studied piano, theory, counterpoint, composition and glass harmonica. He has performed in North and South America, Europe and Asia, has made nationwide radio and television appearances and is the author of numerous articles for American and European musicological journals.