Tribute to Beethoven no. 1
Bartolomeys in the MuTh
Apart from their personal friendship, what brings Benjamin Schmid, Ariane Hearing and Matthias Bartolomey together at MuTh this year is their shared fascination with the great composer.
In this concert, to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, they perform the first of his Opus 1 Piano Trios. He was 25 years old when he wrote it, and still heavily influenced by Mozart. His better-known third Opus 1 Piano Trio, which also features on this evening’s programme, shows how Beethoven had already expanded his musical language. The work is best known for its romantic scherzos, set within the high contrast trio environment. In Beethoven’s G minor cello sonata, dating from 1796, the piano and cello voices are each introduced with their own individual themes. They then engage as equal partners in an absorbing dialogue.
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 1 no. 1 (1800)
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 5 no. 2
Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1 no. 3
Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49; MuTh Student Club, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9
Team and cast
- Violin: Benjamin Schmid
- Cello: Matthias Bartolomey
- Piano: Ariane Hearing