Context presents "Beethoven's Archduke Trio"
Beethoven's Trio Op. 97 is considered his greatest trio for strings and piano. It is also one of his most optimistic, uplifting and beloved chamber works. Despite its popularity, the trio is rarely performed on original instruments. Prepare yourself to hear this sublime masterpiece illuminated anew as played on Context's revelatory period instruments.
Violinist Stephanie Chase (who made a sensation with her first-ever recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on an original instrument) and cellist Norman Fischer (who recently recorded Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano) will play gut-strung original instruments, with Brian Connelly playing a magnificent 1810 Viennese piano — built in the same city and at the same time that Beethoven was composing the Archduke.
The program also includes a rarely-heard gem, Beethoven's Sonata No. 6 in A Major for Violin and Piano.