title graphic for THe Archduke

September 18, 2022 | 4pm

drawing of Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven dedicated many of his greatest works to his patron, friend, and fellow-composer Archduke Rudolph of Vienna. Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio is his grandest and most exalted trio, and now one of the most famous ever composed. Performed on gorgeous period string instruments and our matchless Viennese Graf piano, you’ll hear the kinds of colors and effects Beethoven’s audiences heard. With a delightful rarity: a buoyant and elegant Trio by Johann Hummel, possibly Europe’s finest pianist of the time.

photo of Stephanie Chase
Stephanie Chase
photo of Myron Lutzke
Myron Lutzke
photo of Brian Connelly
Brian Connelly
1826 Graf piano
photo of 1826 Graf piano
1826 Graf piano