Mañana por la noche tendrá lugar una velada musical, perteneciente al Festival Internacional «En Clau de Sol», que se realizará en el marco incomparable del Museu Etnològic de la Font de la Figuera, a la que os invito afectuosamente.
Obras de Bach, Mozart y Beethoven junto a Rafal Jezierski y Fernando Pascual.
Un programa bellísimo de grandes obras del patrimonio musical universal.
Aquí tenéis el cartel general:
Manuscrito de la parte de piano de L. van Beethoven, gracias al laborioso trabajo del Archivo de la Beethoven Haus de Bonn:
Sobre la composición de la obra (Beethoven Haus Archiv, Bonn):
Dedicated to Karl Fürst von Lichnowsky
Subscription for Ludwig van Beethoven’s 3 grand Trios for Pianoforte, Violin and Bass, which Artaria will engrave and publish within the next 6 weeks, and which, if previously indicated, can be purchased from the composer on handing back the [subscription] bill. The price of a complete copy is 1 ducat. The subscribers’ names will be printed at the beginning and they will have the advantage that this work is only available to others two months later, maybe even at a higher price. In Vienna subscriptions can be bought from the composer in the Ogylfisches Haus in Kreuzgasse no. 35 behind the Minoriten Church on the first floor.’
This advertisement, in which Beethoven drew attention to his Trios op. 1 and invited advance orders on 9 May 1795, sounds proud and self-confident. The first of his published works which the composer thought important enough to be given an opus number. The trios were composed in 1794 and 1795, possibly with older precursors for the first trio from his early years in Vienna (1792-93).
Beethoven often tested new works in private performances before they were published. He also gave Opus 1 a trial run in a house concert at Prince Lichnowsky’s, his patron at the time. Also present on this occasion was Beethoven’s former teacher Joseph Haydn. Ferdinand Ries writes about the evening in his Biographischen Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven (1838): ‘The three trios by Beethoven (Opus 1) were to be played to the artistic world for the first time at a soirée held at Prince Lichnowksy’s. Most artists and music lovers had been invited, in particular Haydn, whose pronouncement was eagerly awaited by all. The trios were played and caused a great stir. Even Haydn said many nice things about them, but advised Beethoven not to publish the third one in C minor. This greatly surprised Beethoven, as he considered it to be the best one, and today it is still the one that is most popular and which is the most effective. So Haydn’s remark angered Beethoven and made him think that Haydn was envious, jealous and wanted to do him an injustice. I must admit that when Beethoven told me this I did not believe him. I therefore took the opportunity to ask Haydn himself. His answer did, however, confirm what Beethoven had mentioned, as he said he did not think that this trio would be understood very quickly or easily and that the public would not take to it very well.’ (J.R.)