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Nelson Goerner, Ning Feng & Edgar Moreau

Piano trios by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff
Masters of Chamber Music
Sun 6 Oct ’24 14:15 uur

Nelson Goerner - piano
Ning Feng - violin
Edgar Moreau - cello

Sun 6 Oct ’24
14:15 uur
  • Sun 6 Oct ’24
    14:15 uur
    Small Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

Three exceptional artists. The Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner, the Chinese violinist Ning Feng, and the French cellist Edgar Moreau. The Guardian wrote about Goerner: "The sound was delightful as always [...], surprisingly beautiful." While The Strad described Moreau's "impressive expressive range," with an "exquisite sense of nuance." Ning Feng is certainly not unfamiliar in Eindhoven; this winner of the Paganini Competition even made several CD recordings here. Rachmaninov's grandiose Piano Trio élégiaque was a homage to Tchaikovsky.

It all begins with Beethoven. The young, independent but already mature Beethoven. With his impressive trio opus 1 no. 3, he permanently surpasses his mentor Haydn. Haydn was quite surprised by what his student dared to do... Shostakovich was also young, 17, when he wrote his First trio. He was madly in love with a nice girl. And with Rachmaninov, we encounter yet another young man. His Trio élégiaque, written at the age of 20, is considered his first masterpiece. Rachmaninov was good friends with Tchaikovsky; the latter appointed his younger colleague as his successor. It deeply saddened Rachmaninov when Tchaikovsky passed away. This melancholic-elegiac trio is a tribute "in memory of a great artist."


Beethoven - Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3
Shostakovich - Piano Trio No. 1
Rachmaninoff - Piano Trio ‘Elégiaque’ No. 2