In the intimate Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church
Our fall series will showcase three of Beethoven's most cherished and revered chamber works. The "Kreutzer" sonata for violin and piano, with its wild mood swings, emotional nakedness and daunting technical challenges, inspired a novella by Tolstoy and a string quartet by Janáček. The ardent and sweetly yearning An die ferne Geliebte is considered to be the first song cycle and the progenitor of those to follow. Alfred Brendel called the Diabelli Variations "the greatest of all piano works." Beethoven does not so much vary the harmless little theme as shatter it and rebuild staggeringly original and adventurous pieces from the shards.
Piano Trio in D after Symphony No. 2, op. 36
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, op. 47, "Kreutzer"
An die ferne Geliebte, op. 98
November 3, 2013 - 4 PM
Diabelli Variations, op. 120
Bagatelles, op. 126
Piano Sonata No. 31, op. 110
Coming up this Spring. . .
Concert III: March 16, 2014
Octet for Oboes, Clarinets, Horns, and Bassoons in E-flat Major, op. 103
Rondo for Wind Octet, WoO 25
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, op. 24, "Spring"
Concert IV: March 30, 2014
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, op. 96 "The Cockrow"
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, op. 69
Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 97, "Archduke"