Concert in Purkersdorf
How was Beethoven able to continue composing after he had lost his hearing? How did he feel about the music he could no longer hear? As early as 1801, at the age of 31, Beethoven described his symptoms: hearing loss with loss of high frequencies and reduced speech intelligibility, agonising ringing in the ears (tinnitus), distortions and, at the same time, hypersensitivity to sound. In the last years of his life he was deaf, simply a disaster for the brilliant musician.
The Cello Sonata op.102/2 was written in the crisis year of 1815, at the beginning of his late creative period. The Trio op.38, Beethoven's own arrangement of his famous Septet op.20, is dedicated to the Viennese doctor Johann Adam Schmidt, with whom he was treated for his incipient hearing disorder.
The programme opens with "Before Beethoven" by Karl Kohn. The title is due to the simple fact that this trio was played before Beethoven's famous "Gassenhauer" trio at its premiere in 1989. In terms of content, there are no explicit references to this particular work; the piece also exists on its own. However, individual motifs may well evoke associations with Beethoven's chamber music.
Tickets 17€, pupils/students (up to 26 yrs.)
When & Where
19:30 - BIZ Purkersdorf, Schwarzhubergasse 5; 3002 Purkersdorf