Concerts from the Library of Congress

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET)

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Smetana Trio

Smetana Trio


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Jan Talich, violin
Jan Pálenícek, cello  
Jitka Cechová, piano

Founded in 1934, the Smetana Trio is considered one of today’s leading Czech chamber ensembles, one with an illustrious history. Gramophone admires the “three formidably fine musicians” of the current incarnation—violinist Jan Talich, pianist Jitka Cechová and cellist Jan Pálenícek—whose playing exemplifies the warmth and expressiveness of the distinctive Czech chamber music tradition. Their energy, emotional range, and flawless technique “ensures that the listener is completely involved in the drama from first bar to last.” (BBC Music Magazine)

Preconcert Conversation with the Artist: 6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion


Trio élégiaque no. 1 in G minor


Piano Trio no. 3 in C major, H. 332


Piano Trio in G minor, op. 15

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