Composed to help launch a major career in Vienna, Beethoven's three Op. 1 piano trios are true milestones in the chamber literature. That Beethoven chose the piano trio to show his personality and skill speaks volumes of the stature of chamber music in the Classical age, and Beethoven did not disappoint: his first three trios earned him enough to pay his bills for almost three years. Debussy's charming Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands leads to the audacious, show-stopping chamber concerto of Chausson.
- Beethoven Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 1 (1793)
- Debussy Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands (1886-89)
- Chausson Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21 (1889-91)
With great pride, CMS delivers the promised completion of its epic 50th Anniversary Season "Milestones" programming. This extended Winter Festival presents seven concerts headlined by works that altered the landscape of chamber music, in the company of complementary works, performed by the original casts of artists.
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