Michael Tracy will be joined by pianist, Mark Salman and his son, cellist, Jonathan Salman. Part lecture, part performance, we will livestream from the Kay White Hall, discussing and performing masterpieces from Beethoven’s early years: 1770-1802.
Beethoven’s formative years were spent in Bonn, Germany until 1791 when he left for Vienna, Austria, then the leading musical and cultural capital of the world. Soon this young virtuoso pianist, who was the heir to Haydn and Mozart, dazzled the salons of aristocrats. His first six symphonies, the first seven quartets, and the first 15 piano sonatas mark a few of the major compositional works that are still performed on concert stages throughout the world. However, by age 28, Beethoven experienced ringing in his ears, losing the ability to hear high pitches, and faced the greatest horror for any musician: complete hearing loss.
Music Selections for Beethoven Part I, Lecture/Concert
Piano Sonata No. 2
Opus 2, No. 2, 1st Mvt; 1795
Piano Sonata No. 3
Opus 2, No. 3, 2nd Mvt; 1795
1st Cello Sonata; Opus 5, No. 1
1st Mvt Adagio; 2nd Mvt Rondo; 1796
Piano Sonata No. 7
Opus 10, No. 3, 2nd Mvt; 1798
Piano Sonata No. 13
Opus 27, No. 1 in E-flat. 1st Mvt. Andante, 2nd Mvt. Adagio con expressione;
Live-Stream from the Kay White Hall
Sunday, June 14 at 4:00 pm
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