poster for 2011 Through Brahms: Disc 3
× Disc III begins with the Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering of Johann Sebastian Bach, a composer from whom Brahms drew great inspiration throughout his career. The disc also explores Brahms’s Gypsy influences, featuring several virtuosic miniatures for solo violin and viola composed alla zingarese—in the Gypsy style—as well as Brahms’s seminal Opus 87 Piano Trio, whose plaintive second movement intones a traditional Hungarian folk lament.