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The program begins with the great masters of the German tradition, Mozart and Beethoven, then veers off to represent the man who challenged their hegemony and forged his own exotic, shimmering path— Maurice Ravel. Creating totally new sonorities, and contemporary rhythms based on archaic Mediterranean and Basque dances, his groundbreaking Piano Trio is like a Picasso painting in music. Brimming with ardor and ecstasy, it’s the modern that returns to primitive. An all-star line-up includes two brilliant top-prize winners of the Tchaikovsky and Arthur Rubinstein International competitions.