Beethoven Triple Concerto
Friday, November 12, 2021
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Sonata for Violin and Cello
Beethoven “Triple” Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Chamber music and the full symphony orchestra meet in this evening’s unique program. Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, a perennial favorite, highlights the colors of a chamber orchestra while paying patriotic tribute to the French musical tradition. His Sonata for violin and cello is a strikingly different work, experimental and virtuosic in character. The imposing Triple Concerto, composed by Beethoven for his patron and student, the Archduke Rudolph, is a marvelous essay for piano trio and orchestra, among Beethoven’s favorites of his own work.