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drawing of Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Context continues its Resurrection Season October 24 with the 1st and 5th Sonatas for Cello and Piano. Composed twenty years apart, both works are a joyride of high spirits and daring instrumental brilliance. Read more ...

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Hear Beethoven on
Context’s Rosenberger piano.

CONTEXT is a one-of-a-kind ensemble devoted to the presentation of music from a wide range of styles and eras. Stylistically enlightened performances, historically appropriate instruments, and innovative programming combine to place compositions in their musical context.