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Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in E flat minor, Hob. XV:31, “Jacob’s Dream”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Rondo, K 617 for glass harmonica etc. / Adagio for glass harmonica in C major, K 356 / Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 70/1, “Ghost Trio”
Psychedelic visions were no invention of the 20th century. Even in Mozart’s day the audience went wild when they heard the mesmeric sounds of the glass harmonica, as invented by Benjamin Franklin. Mozart dedicated his last chamber music work to this instrument, the atmospheric sound of which reminded his contemporaries of whispering ghosts, just like the Adagio in Beethoven’s “Ghost Trio”. An evening with Viennese classical chamber music from the realm of ghosts and dreams.
Introductory talk at 7.15 pm beside the stone table in the palace park (weather permitting)