This "heavenly cantabile movement" was the "loveliest, most graceful" thing he had ever heard, Johann Friedrich Reichardt once enthused in reference to the third movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Trio op. 70/2. Perhaps Reichardt was aware of the Mozartian spirit evident in the melodic sweetness and lightness of this movement. Valentin Silvestrov's Mozart moments also keep alive the memory of the Viennese master's sound cosmos in gently dabbed melodies, while the Serbian composer Isidora Žebeljan lets Spanish Renaissance music waft into the present as a delicate breeze in her Sarabande. So it is fitting that this concert not only takes a nostalgic look at the past, but also offers (almost) forgotten composers a stage again. A work like the Piano Trio op. 32 by the Russian Anton Arensky certainly deserves to emerge from its undeserved shadowy existence.
This concert is part of the series Kammermusik Plus. It will be recorded and broadcastet on April 18 as SWR2 Mittagskonzert.
Concert duration approx. 2 hours
Artist talk after the intermission
*Contrary to the information in the printed program, Lena Neudauer and not Lea Birringer will perform.