classical music

Barenboim, Barenboim & Soltani

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Daniel Barenboim, Michael Barenboim and Kian Soltani present more Beethoven piano trios culminating in the magnificent Archduke.

In this piece, Beethoven’s chamber music took on a new atmosphere of grandeur. After its landmark composition, the dynamic of piano, violin and cello was changed forever.

The music was written for a virtuoso pianist whose talents would push his string-playing colleagues to new heights of brilliance.

This performance convenes musicians just as special. Daniel Barenboim – named by Fortune Magazine as one of ‘The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ – is joined by a young protégé and his own son to bring Beethoven’s opulent score to life.

The Archduke Trio’s series of noble variations had a precedent. Beethoven’s earlier set of variations for piano trio, based on the Kakadu aria from a popular opera of his day, embodies the same idea of forensic musical examination and shows signs of Beethoven the firebrand.

In between the two, the ensemble turns to the more elusive world of Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op.70 No.2. Beneath the passing moments of flamboyance lies an altogether more mellow, intimate work – possibly a coded tribute from Beethoven to the man who conceived of the piano trio before him, Joseph Haydn.

This traversal of Beethoven’s perfectly balanced piano trios, anchored by the commanding presence of Daniel Barenboim, is likely to be one of the highlights of the composer’s anniversary year.

[Barenboim] is a colossus in the world of music – long may he continue to share his musicianship, courage and deep humanity with us all.
Lang Lang

Performers

Daniel Barenboim piano
Michael Barenboim violin
Kian Soltani cello

Repertoire

Beethoven: 10 Variations on `Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu' for piano trio, Op.121a; Piano Trio in E flat, Op.70 No.2
Interval
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 (Archduke)

Dates & times

17 Jan 2021
Approximate run time: 125 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£20 - £65
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

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Multi-buy discount
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Concessions

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Ticketing
Book 3 to 4 events in the International Chamber Music Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

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