DSCH Ensemble Concert: BeethovenFest for the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven


To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, considered by many to be the greatest composer in history, the DSCH - Schostakovich Ensemble proposes the concert “BeethovenFest”, presenting, in pre-release, the new album dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven and that includes its two Trios for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Opus 11 and 38, recorded for the French label Paraty and to be worldwide distributed by Harmonia Mundi PIAS.

The Trio Opus 11 was composed in 1798 and is nicknamed "Gassenhauer" due to its final tempo being a set of variations on a very popular theme from Joseph Weigl's opera "L'amor marinaro" ("Gassenhauer" means popular song). The character is cheerful and humorous, including countless harmonic and rhythmic surprises, but there are also passages where we find a dramatic atmosphere.

The Trio Opus 38, also called “Grand Trio”, was composed between 1802 and 1803 and is an adaptation of Beethoven for piano, clarinet and cello, from his famous Septeto Opus 20, a masterpiece full of optimism and fantasy.

For this concert, and for the new album, DSCH - Schostakovich Ensemble’s artistic director and pianist, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, has the company of two of the most acclaimed musicians on the international scene: the French clarinetist Pascal Moraguès and the cellist British Adrian Brendel.

October 8th 2020 | 7PM | Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa

DSCH – Schostakovich Ensemble

Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro
Piano and Artistic Direction
Pascal Moraguès Clarinet
Adrian Brendel Cello


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):


Trio Opus 11 “Gassenhauer”

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio

III. Tema con variazioni



Trio Opus 38 “Grand Trio”

I. Adagio – Allegro com brio

II. Adagio cantabile

III. Tempo di menuetto

IV. Andante con variazioni

V. Scherzo – Allegro molto e vivace

VI. Andante com moto, alla marcia - Presto


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