About this Performance
Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio is often regarded as one of the greatest achievements in the piano trio repertoire. Named after Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the Trio boasts a lighthearted, yet stately presence with its sophisticated scherzo and hymn-like movements. Beethoven’s melodic B-flat Clarinet Trio shows a much more working-class flavor, drawing on a popular melody often heard whistled throughout Vienna’s alleys or “gassen,” dubbing it the “Gassenhauer Trio.” Speaking of earworms, Schumann found himself preoccupied with “constant quartet-ish thoughts” while writing the heavily Mozart and Beethoven-inspired String Quartet No. 3. It’s solemn then jaunty, and nonetheless a profound conversation amongst strings. Come early and enjoy a glass of wine on us to complete the perfect night out.See other concerts in this series
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