TRIO EL GRECO
HAYDN - BEETHOVEN: THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENT
The Trio el Greco, one of Greece’s most active chamber music ensembles, who perform many concerts both at home and abroad as well as live recordings for the Third Programme of the Greek public radio ERT and the Athens Concert Hall, will appear for the first time at Thessaloniki Concert Hall. This concert is part of the events celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven and juxtaposes the great conductor with works by his teacher, Joseph Haydn.
In the first half of the concert, two of Haydn’s Trios for piano, flute and cello will be heard, all of which are divided into three movements and in the classical style that the teacher bequeathed to his student. The second half is comprised of Beethoven’s last work for this combination of instruments, a work that belongs to the composer’s third creative period. Beethoven, having largely exhausted in depth and breadth the features of classicism that he had been taught by Haydn, developed in his mature period his own personal style, to give us these grandiose works that are forerunners of the more personal expressions of the romantic compositions that were to follow. As such, the Trio that will be performed in the second half, in contrast with the composer’s early works for this format, bear little resemblance to Haydn’s style, even if they are filled with his freshness and humour.
10€, 5€ (reduced)