Concert Program VII

From Haydn

Haydn is well-known for his 104 symphonies and 68 string quartets, but his piano trios supply equal delight for listeners and inspiring challenges for performers. In this program, we hear the direct effect of Haydn’s genius on Beethoven, as three familiar and formidable Music@Menlo musicians tackle a four-work juxtaposition of seminal trios by both composers. We will hear each composer’s trios evolve, as they did side by side in Vienna, where Haydn and Beethoven enjoyed a cordial if somewhat competitive relationship. Beethoven’s Ghost Trio concludes, its eerie slow movement reportedly inspired by the witches’ scene from Macbeth.

This concert is preceded by a free afternoon Prelude Performance at 5 p.m. by the 2022 International Program artists.

View the full 2022 festival program book online, including events listings, program notes, and artist biographies.

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn(1732–1809)
Piano Trio in A major, Hob. XV:18 (1794)
Ludwig van Beethoven(1770–1827)
Piano Trio in C minor, op. 1, no. 3 (1795)
Joseph Haydn(1732–1809)
Piano Trio no. 44 in E major, op. 86, no. 2, Hob. XV:28 (1797)
Ludwig van Beethoven(1770–1827)
Piano Trio in D major, op. 70, no. 1, Ghost (1808)

Artists

Friday 29Jul 2022
  • From Haydn

    Tickets: $70–$84 full price; $20–$30 under age thirty

  • Prelude Performance XI*

    5:00 PM
    Spieker Center for the Arts

    Tickets: Free

  • Saturday 30Jul 2022
    • From Haydn

      Tickets: $70–$84 full price; $20–$30 under age thirty

    • Koret Young Performers Concert II*

      12:30 PM
      Spieker Center for the Arts

      Tickets: Free

    • Saturday 30Jul 2022
      • Livestream

        Online | 7:30 PM

        Tickets: $25, or $150 for all eight Concert Programs

      • Koret Young Performers Concert II*

        12:30 PM
        Spieker Center for the Arts

        Tickets: Free

      • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more