Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Trio, Op. 1 No. 2
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Trio, Op. 70 No. 2
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Trio, Op. 97, “Archduke”
The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth will be in 2020, and AFCM began celebrating in 2016 with Sharon Robinson performing all that composer’s cello sonatas. With a survey of his quartets still on the horizon, we next present all of Beethoven’s full-scale piano trios in a special two-night series, featuring chamber music’s power couple, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, plus Finckel’s colleague from his Emerson Quartet days, violinist Philip Setzer. This is a rare opportunity to trace Beethoven’s development in a single medium from his very first opus to his noble and compelling “Archduke” Trio.