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Upon the death of Beethoven, Franz Schubert asked, "Who can do anything after him?" No one was more expected to answer that question than Johannes Brahms, who was widely regarded as the obvious heir to Beethoven's legacy. This season's Winter Festival reveals how courageously Brahms received the mantle of Beethoven, pairing striking parallels in their repertoire. Program Beethoven Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 30, No. 3 Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99 # Beethoven Variations in G major for Piano Trio, Op. 121a, "Kakadu" # Brahms Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87

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