Faced with the fact that he may never see his hearing restored again, a distraught Beethoven considers ending his suffering with suicide.
But art holds him back.
It is impossible for him to leave the world until he had produced all that was within him. From then, came a new resolve and a fresh burst of energy from which he produced his 3rd Symphony ‘Eroica’, his 5th Symphony, the ‘Razumovsky Quartets’, the Violin Concerto, his 4th Piano Concerto, and the ‘Waldstein’ and ‘Appassionata’ Piano Sonatas.
Join us as we discover Beethoven’s new decade marked by great heroism and a new expansiveness.
At our Evening Concert, discover three works that epitomize Beethoven's new heroic period: the intimate and highly charged String Quartet in f minor Op. 95 ‘Serioso’; the last of his Sonatas for Piano and Violin Op. 96 dedicated to his only composition student and an important patron, Archduke Rudolph Rainier of Austria; and the breathtaking Piano Trio Op. 97 ‘Archduke’ which repeat premiere saw the last time Beethoven ever appeared in public again on the piano.
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For an even more expansive journey, join violist Hsin-Yun Huang and pianist Luca Buratto in an intimate afternoon Sharing Recital session, where they observe Beethoven’s push on the limitations of the classical form in parallel with 20th century trailblazer Ligeti’s experimentation on rhythm -- through Beethoven’s iconic ‘Appassionata’ Sonata (from his Heroic period); his Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 2 (marking the start of his Late Years); Ligeti’s études for Solo Piano; and his Solo Viola Sonata.
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