Anton Arensky was a Russian composer of the 19th century, who composed, among many other works, this lyrical and charming Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor. His main influences were his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Schumann. He was a professor at the Moscow Conservatory and had Scriabin and Rachmaninoff among his students.
The concert also includes the winter movement of Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which incorporates quotes from Vivaldi’s “Summer” – since when it’s winter here, it’s summer in Argentina. Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His music revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York.
The weekly concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.
Sidney and Barbara Sobel have provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993.
Live from Hochstein is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.