We hope you can join us for this celebration of “Beethoven’s Beginning”—two of his Opus One Piano Trios written in 1795 that helped establish the reputation of this new and revolutionary composer in Vienna. While he had composed numerous pieces before, these Trios were his first published works as Ludwig aimed to impress his new patrons and the Viennese audiences. Having arrived from Bonn in Vienna at the end of 1792, the young and confident Beethoven had studied with Franz Joseph Haydn, though the two men did not always see eye to eye. Indeed, Haydn suggested that Beethoven not publish the third Trio because he feared that audiences were not ready for its ferocity and power. Beethoven, for his part, refused to include that he was “Haydn’s pupil” in the published edition, as would have been common at the time.
The wonderful siblings Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will join me again for this look at the early Beethoven as we help celebrate his upcoming 250th birthday in December. This will be a Livestream concert available at this link this Sunday, October 25 at 7:00p: https://youtu.be/XQ4DzXo6aLE.
We hope you can be there!! Donations are gratefully accepted to help us keep music alive during these difficult times.
On this program, we will also include special guest Darragh Fitzgerald, a 17 year-old violinist and student of Dr. Borowsky. He is currently borrowing an American-made instrument from his teacher, but is hoping to raise some money to buy his own instrument in order to play his college auditions in the next year. If you would like to help Darragh in this endeavor, you can donate money directly to him at: www.paypal.com/paypalme/DarraghViolin