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Chamber Music: All Beethoven

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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About This Performance

As Beethoven overthrew the old models of large-scale public music and performance, he also radically recast chamber music. He wrote his sunny Serenade for a new publisher to sell to the domestic market and he premiered his Septet on the same concert as his First Symphony. Both pieces enjoyed popular success, the Septet infuriatingly so for the composer, who felt that it overshadowed his more serious works.

Come for:

The most famous Septet ever written, a sparkling wonder composed in 1799.

And more:

The unusual combination of a flute and violin duo, supported by viola, in a cheerful Serenade - plus the pre-concert wine reception!


Beethoven Serenade for flute, viola and violin
Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute
Lyndon Johnston Taylor, violin
John Hayhurst, viola

BEETHOVEN Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
Gregory Roosa, horn
David Howard, clarinet
Michele Grego, bassoon
Martin Chalifour, violin
Ben Ullery, viola
Ben Hong, cello
David Allen Moore, bass

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