Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh
Three maestros. And three enthralling pieces of music. This evening’s musicians are not only professional instrumentalists; all three are also conductors. Hattori is Principal Guest Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Bogányi is Principal Conductor of the Pannonische Philharmonie, and Jimmy Chiang is a Vienna Boys’ Choir Kapellmeister.
But at this event they are appearing as “MaesTrio”, presenting a concert programme rich in variety. Beethoven’s lively “Gassenhauer Trio” (with violin replacing clarinet) has an almost carefree lightness, whereas César Franck’s A major Violin Sonata is a more touching piece, written as a wedding present. The composer dedicated it to the violin virtuoso Eugène Isaÿe to celebrate the “greatest day of a man’s life”. At its premiere in Prague in 1891, Antonín Dvorák took the piano part in his Piano Trio No. 4. Its six Dumka movements succeed in being melancholy and cheery at the same time – and are much more popular now than then!
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 11, the “Gassenhauer Trio”
César Franck: Sonata for cello and piano in A major
Antonín Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, the “Dumky“ Trio
Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49
MuTh Student Club, Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9
NOTE! Rescheduled from 26th January 2021
Team and cast
- Violin: Joji Hattari
- Cello: Tibor Bogányi
- Piano: Jimmy Chiang