Saturday, March 6, 2021
Beethoven's Opus 9 is a delightful set of three string trios, deserving of broader popularity than they enjoy today. They were dedicated to one of his early patrons, Count Johann George von Browne, the son of an Irish soldier of fortune who had risen to the rank of major general in the Russian army.Read more
Tuesday, March 2, 2020
In his youth, Beethoven had been steeped in the Italian vocal tradition, often playing the continuo for visiting opera troupes and composing variations on popular operatic numbers. The concert aria "Ah, Perfido!" (Oh! Deceiver!), composed shortly after his arrival in Vienna, remains a favorite among sopranos today.