The Phoenix Piano Trio is established as one of today’s leading ensembles, bringing together three individually renowned players in Beethoven's 250th anniversary year, they explore the composer's genre-defining masterpieces. This three-concert series begins with the first works to which, in 1795, Beethoven allocated an opus number: a major statement for the young composer in Vienna. In the middle concert, we hear the highly contrasting Trios of op.70; with the famous ‘Ghost’ Trio that may owe something to the Witches in Beethoven's unrealised sketches for an opera of Macbeth. The series concludes with the sublime 'Archduke' Trio of 1811; dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the youngest of twelve children of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. Rudolf was an amateur pianist and a patron, friend, and composition student of Beethoven.
Variations on a theme of Dittersdorf, Op.44
Variations on 'Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu', Op.121a
Trio in B flat, 'Archduke', Op.97
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Students £5 off | Under 18s 50% off
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Music Promoter: Music at Oxford