Vienna Piano Trio Live at LSO St Luke's.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.
The Vienna Piano Trio perform at LSO St Luke's as part of the venue's 10th birthday celebrations. In this live concert, the third of their series at LSO St.Luke's, they play two works by composers with strong Viennese connections as well as Ravel's famous trio.
Haydn dedicated his Piano Trio in C to a talented amateur pianist Therese Bartolozzi which may explain the tricky piano part. Beethoven wrote his Allegretto in B flat for the ten-year-old daughter of an aquaintance - dedicating it to his "little friend" as "encouragement in pianoforte playing". Ravel's Trio was written as the clouds of the First World War were gathering over Europe and although composition was at first slow, the outbreak of war in August 1914 spurred on Ravel to finish the work quickly so that he could enlist in the army.
Haydn: Piano Trio in C major Hob.XV/27
Beethoven: Allegretto B flat major WoO 39
Ravel: Piano Trio
Vienna Piano Trio.
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