Musik & Theater

TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh Foto: Moritz Schell

Musical connections: blood relations and spiritual kinship
TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh

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Felix Mendelssohn was a highly regarded musician in his time. Perhaps the only black mark against him is the suppression of his sister Fanny’s musical opportunities, a fault that is generally forgiven nowadays in the context of the customs of the day. But by the time Felix finally accepted his sister’s considerable talent, and even came to encourage it a little, it was very late – almost too late.

As well as this famous family relationship, our “evening of connections” also embraces the spiritual kinship between Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. It is in their music that the concept of “Russian soul” finds its deepest expression. The two works selected here display a common bond. This is also evident when we note that Rachmaninov’s single-movement Trio directly references the first movement of the Tchaikovsky trio.

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Op. 11
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano trio in A minor, Op. 50, First Movement.
Sergei Rachmaninov: Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49

Tickets: Band A €38/ B €33/ C €28; box seats €48; Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Piano: Clemens Zeilinger
  • Violin: Verena Stourzh
  • Cello: Franz Franz