Musik & Theater

Matthias Bartolomey, Foto Moritz Schell

Tribute to Beethoven no. 2
Bartolomeys in the MuTh

In this, the third of their concerts given in honour of the virtuoso pianist and multi-faceted composer, Benjamin Schmid, Ariane Hearing and Matthias Bartolomey perform the Piano Trio in G major. The piece contains elements of a symphonic nature, and endows the cello voice with a freedom that was hitherto unknown. This voice can finally find its true expression in the hands of a virtuoso! The second piano trio comes from Opus 70, and is particularly noted for its delightful third movement. The cello sonata which Matthias Bartolomey and Ariane Hearing are performing ushered in Beethoven’s later creative period. Its premiere in 1815 met with protests. A listener at the time commented that it was impossible to make sense of this music at first hearing. So how does it sound to us today?

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1 no. 2
Sonata for cello and piano in C major, Op. 102 no. 1
Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 70 no. 2

Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49; MuTh Student Club, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Violin: Benjamin Schmid
  • Cello: Matthias Bartolomey
  • Piano: Ariane Hearing