However radical Beethoven’s 9th symphony might have seemed to his contemporaries, it was par for the course. He’d thrown down a gauntlet right from the start with the C minor Trio Haydn tried to dissuade him from publishing in his opus-numbered debut on account of its boldness – here offset by the guileless trio movement composed for the 10 year-old daughter of a friend, and the effervescent Clarinet Trio adapted for piano.
Stephen Johnson Insight
Beethoven Allegretto in B-flat WoO. 39
Beethoven Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3
Beethoven Trio in B-flat Op. 11
Accompanying International Classical Season Concert
Ode to Joy
Fri 22 May, 7.30pm
Young people aged 8 to 25 can attend this concert free of charge. Ask for a CAVATINA ticket at the Box Office, you will be asked for your name, date of birth, email address and how you found out about the scheme. CAVATINA tickets are not available online.