Music in Mind: Beethoven at the Threshold - Opuses 95, 96, and 97
Three of Beethoven’s most consequential works encompassing three different chamber music genres and wildly contrasting landscapes are dramatically juxtaposed in one exciting evening.
Working in reverse order and affirming the broad, pivotal stylistic changes afoot, the expansive, soaring “Archduke” Trio will feature Bucknell piano professor Qing Jiang, UMD cello professor Eric Kutz, and David Salness, violinist and Director of Chamber Music Activities in the School of Music.
Joining Salness, faculty pianist Larissa Dedova will bring her tender treatment to Beethoven’s last piano/violin sonata, an almost minimalist uttering that evocatively glimpses through the portal to his final period; and with the stormy Op. 95, the Left Bank Quartet decidedly slams shut that door to his former “middle” period with a slashing account of this—Beethoven’s curtest statement.