Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

We regret to advise that this concert has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic

Monday 23rd March 2020
7:30pm at the Penrith Methodist Church
Tickets: £20 (students £2), at the door or in advance.

Penrith Music Club continues its celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a recital from the Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch on Monday March 23rd, when two of Beethoven’s piano trios will feature.

The distinguished cellist Raphael Wallfisch is no stranger to Penrith, having appeared with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in 2013 and 2018 as soloist in concertos by Dvorak and Haydn. On this occasion he will be joined by Hagai Shaham (violin) and Arnon Erez (piano), two other internationally-acclaimed performers. Since 2009 the Trio has performed and recorded widely throughout Europe and Israel. During 2020 they will present the complete set of Beethoven Piano Trios in the Wigmore Hall, London, to mark Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary year.

Of the ten piano trios written by Beethoven the Archduke Trio (op. 97) is undoubtedly the best known. Written in 1811, it was dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the youngest of twelve children of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and one of his most supportive patrons. Beethoven himself was the pianist at the first performance of what is regarded as one of his finest pieces of chamber music.

The two other trios in the programme, Haydn’s Trio in C major (Hob XV 27) and Beethoven’s Trio in C minor (op.1 no.3) were both written in the mid-1790s and offer a fascinating contrast between a composer approaching the end of a lengthy and distinguished career and a young composer just beginning to make his mark on the musical world he was to dominate for the next thirty years. The comparison between them is yet another interesting feature of what promises to be an excellent concert.


Haydn Trio in C major Hob.XV:27
Beethoven Trio in C minor op.1 no.3
Beethoven Trio in B flat op.97 (‘Archduke’)

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Updated on 25th April 2020
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