Amandine Beyer / Marco Ceccato / Kristian Bezuidenhout

Piano trios by Felix Mendelssohn

Tickets from €12 12 | 22 | 34 | 49
Amandine Beyer
Amandine Beyer © Oscar Vazquez
Kristian Bezuidenhout
Kristian Bezuidenhout © Marco Borggreve
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Hamburg © Maxim Schulz

Simply Mendelssohn

In 2006, the violinist Amandine Beyer founded the ensemble »Gli Incogniti«, which reconstructs the sound of bygone times in its concerts. The cellist Marco Ceccato has been involved in the project from the very beginning. Together with the pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, another historical performance specialist, they now present the music of Felix Mendelssohn as a piano trio.

These two piano trios were much loved in Mendelssohn’s day, and are still regarded as highlights of the genre. Robert Schumann, for example, called the Trio in D minor the »master trio of our age« and described Mendelssohn as the »Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart of the 19th century«. The initial minor quality of the works quickly evolves into a joyful interaction, and in the quiet movements has the characteristic Mendelssohn lieder quality that had become famous through his »Songs Without Words«.

A selection of these poetic, instrumental »lieder« then makes up the middle part of the concert. Originally composed for piano, the entertaining pieces are now performed in an arrangement for piano trio.

Performers

Amandine Beyer violin

Marco Ceccato violoncello

Kristian Bezuidenhout Hammerklavier

Programme

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49

– Interval –

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Lied ohne Worte in A major, Op. 19b/4
Lied ohne Worte in A minor, Op. 19b/2
Lied ohne Worte in E major, Op. 19b/1
Lied ohne Worte in G major, Op. 62/1
Lied ohne Worte in A-flat major, Op. 38/6 »Duetto«
Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66

Pre-Concert Talk

with Lars Entrich (in German)

19:00 / Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal

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