Four compositions 


Chamber Works: Known and Rediscovered The Indianeapolitan Players $18 at ISO Music Stand
Enlarging in both presentation and content, this album brings to our attention four compositions we're the richer for experiencing. Brahms' little-known response to his mother's death echoes with haunting calls of the horn as violin and piano alternately assuage and join inconsolable grief. Only when the horn recalls a folks tune does the turbulence subside. The trio emerges into an embrace of life. The players craft musically that which Michelangelo sculpts - a thrilling mother-child visage. Who knows of Adolph H. Schellschmidt? Here is proof he and his music deserve a place of active memory in the state of his birth and his important professional career. Cello and piano deftly merge for a loving lullaby. Like Brahms, Sibelius is well-known for orchestral works, yet a cache of compositions remain in silence. Now we hear the 9-year-old Sibelius' luminous 52-second "Water Droplets" and the charming Piano Trio in C Major. Is this a young man's comment on a summer holiday, a fleeting tryst foreshadowing the depth of a more lasting love awaiting elsewhere? Imagery is vivid throughout this album recorded on stage at the Hilbert Circle Theatre by Douglas Dillon. The performers are Dinah Montgomery, violin; Jerry Montgomery, horn; Geoffrey S. Lapin, cello; and Marianne Williams Tobias, piano.

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Rita Kohn has been covering craft beer and the arts for NUVO for two decades. She’s the author of True Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana.

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