Ludwig van Beethoven himself had once ensured that his String Trios receded into the background of his quartet oeuvre and are still relatively unknown today. By the time he had completed his first six String Quartets, op. 18, in 1800, he was concerned only with the four-part instrumentation. The international Trio Boccherini takes a leaf out of the great composer's book and devotes itself with dedication to literature for the trio. In addition to Beethoven's first String Trio op. 3, the program includes Jean Françaix's String Trio op. 48, a work that beguiles with its rhythmic esprit, wit and richness of tone color. The String Trio with its bizarre melodic formations by Mieczysław Weinberg, whose works are slowly making their way back into concert halls, sounds quite different.
Concert duration about 2 hours
Artist talk after the intermission