|2020-01-12 Sun 14:30||National Concert Hall||400 700 1000 1200 1500||Buy|
Richard Lin, violin
Li-Wei Qin, cello
Yi-Chih Lu, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major, Op.56
At the precise point in time that bridges two eras, those persons who serve as a link between past and future will always become big names in history. Beethoven, the German composer, is a good example. Compared to some of his predecessors, he started late in symphony composition with his first symphony completed in 1800. However, he was a late bloomer whose accomplishments were stunning from the beginning. Beethoven only left us with nine symphonies, yet each one is monumental. Beethoven suffered from depression due to his loss of hearing during the composition of his Second Symphony, to the extent that he wrote the famous Heiligenstädter Testament. Somehow his mood was miraculously boosted after he wrote the testament. He regained his strength, completing the valiant second symphony. The will to fight and overcome his struggles as revealed through his music became Beethoven’s signature for all his compositions. In his subsequent Triple Concerto, Beethoven separated the piano trio into soloists to converse with orchestra. The exchanges between each part bring out more grandiose responses which make the music more and more magnificent. Join us to witness this spectacular work presented at the National Concert Hall in honor of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary!