Midori / Antoine Lederlin / Jonathan Biss

Beethoven: Piano Trios

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Midori © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Laeiszhalle © Maxim Schulz
Antoine Lederlin
Antoine Lederlin © Marco Borggreve
Jonathan Biss
Jonathan Biss

Beethoven from beginning to end

The star violinist Midori, the cellist Antoine Lederlin – member of the renowned Belcea Quartet – and pianist Jonathan Biss regularly come together as a piano trio. This time they explore two turning points in the life of one of their favourite composers: Ludwig van Beethoven.

In 1795, at the age of 25, Beethoven officially featured as a composer on a Viennese stage for the very first time. His Opus 1 consists of three piano trios, the third of which is still especially popular to this day. Youthful passion and compositional surprises make it a masterpiece of Viennese Classicism that still breathes the spirit of Haydn and Mozart, but that can also already be recognised as classic Beethoven.

When he sat at the piano for the premiere of the Archduke Trio two decades later, Beethoven could not have known that it would be his final public performance as a pianist. His advancing deafness had been causing him problems for years, and it ultimately became impossible to give further concerts. Yet his new composition went down well: with its poetic and vocal character, the work also impressed critics and is still regarded as a milestone in the piano trio canon.


Midori violin

Antoine Lederlin violoncello

Jonathan Biss piano


Ludwig van Beethoven
Klaviertrio Es-Dur op. 1/1
Klaviertrio c-Moll op. 1/3

– Interval –

Ludwig van Beethoven
Klaviertrio B-Dur op. 97 »Erzherzog-Trio«

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal

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Promoter: HamburgMusik

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