A Musical Excursion to Paris and Vienna Enjoy Paris in the spring with the Trio in G Major by Claude Debussy. This is a lyrical and optimistic work, full of youthful charm and enthusiasm, composed by the 18-year-old Debussy in 1880. Each of the four movements is a painting in sound; elegant and with a refined sense of color and texture, which becomes a cornerstone of Debussy’s innovative and groundbreaking style in the following years.
Then head with the trio to Vienna for the “Ghost” Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Carl Czerny, Beethoven’s student, known to all pianists as the composer of relentless exercises and etudes, commented that the slow movement of the D major Trio reminded him of the ghost scene in the opening of Hamlet, and the nickname has remained to this day. The “Ghost”, composed in 1808, is an epic work by the master composer at the height of his creative powers. It falls in the middle or “Heroic” period of Beethoven’s life, which places it in the same time frame as many of his towering masterworks, such as the “Emperor” Concerto, the “Appassionata” Sonata and the great Fifth Symphony.
Trio Capriccio at Artifact Events
Date and Time
Sunday Mar 14, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Sunday, March 14
Rendezvous at Artifact Events for conversation, concert and Q&A; street parking is free.