In December 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in the German city of Bonn. Beethoven would struggle through a life and career of severe personal and professional challenges to literally change the art of music and how it was perceived and consumed by the public. This 250th-anniversary concert pays tribute to his art with two slices of his rich output for violin and piano, and for piano trio: his technically dazzling “Kreutzer” Sonata from his “heroic” period, and his first published work, the effervescent Piano Trio in E-flat major. Artists David Finckel, Wu Han, and Arnaud Sussmann will also share their musical and personal thoughts on the works.
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