2020 Beethoven Highlights

December 12, 2020, 11:00 am

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Beethoven is a mainstay of many young musicians’ training. To mark his 250th birthday, Introductions brings you encore broadcasts of some of the greatest performances from this year’s season. It’s a nice lead-in to today’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Fidelio.

Trio Primavera

Esme Arias-Kim, violin
Jan Vargas Nedvetsky, cello
Yerin Yang, piano
First broadcast August 22, 2020.

Zarin Mehta, piano

First broadcast November 7, 2020.

The Chens

Beatrice Chen, viola
Noah Chen, cello
First broadcast October 3, 2020.

Dasani String Quartet

Isabella Brown, violin
Katya Moeller, violin
Zechary Mo, viola
Brandon Cheng, cello
First broadcast May 16, 2020.

Isabella Brown, violin

With the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and conductor Michael Christie.
First broadcast March 21, 2020.


All music composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Piano Trio Op. 1/1 in E-Flat:
IV. Finale, Presto

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, Op. 81a, Les adieux:
II. L’absence
III. Le retour

Eyeglasses Duo, WoO 32:
I. Allegro

String Quartet in e minor, Op. 59 No. 2:
IV. Presto

Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61:
I. Allegro ma non troppo