Beethoven Ghost Trio Op.70 No. 1 – TRIO DE MUSIQUE 4 AUGUST 2019, 1 PM-2.15 PM



Beethoven wrote the two piano trios of Op. 70 in Vienna in 1808, the year during which he also completed the Fifth Symphony and composed the Sixth Symphony and Choral Fantasy. The trios are dedicated to the Countess Marie Erdödy, in whose house he was living when he composed them; they were first performed there in December 1808 and were published together the next year. The first is popularly called the “Ghost” Trio, an allusion to the mysterious atmosphere of the second movement (Largo assai ed espressivo) evoked by [read more…]