Rebecca Clarke Trio in E-flat Minor, Op. 34
Paul Schoenfield Café Music for piano trio
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”
Beethoven’s beloved Trio, dedicated to his aristocratic patron, Archduke Rudolph, is at once noble of spirit, warm, and brilliant. You’ll also be treated to a bit of Café Music by American composer Paul Schoenfield, who called the piece “high-class dinner music”! Opening the festivities is Rebecca Clarke’s impassioned Trio that invites you to track its theme through colorful variations.