Music & Texts on the topic of “Ewig-Weiblichen” (The Eternal Feminine) in the life of Beethoven /TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh
This special Beethoven evening throws light not only on the composer’s musical mastery, but also what was behind: the passionate man, and the unfortunate women he loved. He exchanged letters, but never rings. He never knew a stable relationship, let alone marriage. But at least he was able to give women what they were willing to accept: his music.
Beethoven dedicated important pieces of music to numerous women. First was Eleonore von Breuning; others included Therese Malfatti, Giulietta Guicciardi, Antonie Brentano, Josepha Brunswick, and Countess Marie von Erdödy, not forgetting the mysterious “immortal beloved” to whom Beethoven, in a three-part letter, revealed his innermost thoughts and feelings. In tonight’s concert his music is interwoven with extracts from his letters, creating a highly personal homage to the great man in his jubilee year. Beethoven’s seductive powers lay in his music, especially his hugely imaginative piano improvisations!
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no. 2, “Moonlight sonata”
Piano Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78
Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major, Op. 109
Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 70 no. 2
Trio Movement WoO 39
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59, “Für Elise”
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
- Piano: Clemens Zeilinger
- Violin: Verena Stourzh
- Cello: Franz Ortner
- Texts: Chris Pichler