For Three: Trios by Paganini and Beethoven

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Niccolo Paganini and Ludwig van Beethoven were contemporaries. Niccolo Paganini and Ludwig van Beethoven were contemporaries. (Wikipedia Commons/Wikipedia Commons)

Tune in Monday at 10 pm to hear a pair of trios performed by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. WQXR's Elliott Forrest hosts the program with additional commentary by CMS co-artistic director David Finckel. 

This week's episode features an unconventional string trio for viola, guitar and cello by Paganini, written in 1833. Though known primarily as a violinist, Paganini also played the other two instruments. It is followed by Beethoven's Serenade for flute, violin and viola, which was composed in 1795–96.

Program Playlist:

Paganini: Terzetto concertante in D major for Viola, Guitar, and Cello
Benjamin Beilman, viola; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Dane Johansen, cello

Beethoven: Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Ida Kavafian, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola

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