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Bach's Lunch Concert: Beethoven's "Ghost Trio"

Bach's Lunch Concert: Beethoven's "Ghost Trio"

Kathy Southworth, piano; Matt Dickey, violin; and Min Lee, cello

Beethoven's Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, #1 (the "Ghost") is one of the masterworks of the repertoire for violin, cello and piano. Surrounded by two joyful and energetic fast movements, the eerie and startling second movement, marked "largo assai ed espressivo," was referred to by Carl Czerny as reminiscent of a ghost, giving the Trio a nickname which has lasted two centuries. This remarkable movement, characterized by strange harmonies, deep bass rumblings, and floating melodic fragments, was composed around the time that Beethoven was considering an opera based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Although the opera was never completed, sketches for the opera's "Witches Dance" contain similar music to the "Ghost" Trio.


Thursday, March 14, 12:10 to 12:50pm. Free and open to the public.

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Much more than Bach, the Bach's Lunch series explores a range of musical topics and genres in informal, free, lunch-hour lectures and concerts the first and second Thursdays of each month, November through June.

Bach's Lunch lectures and concerts are held in the Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord; they begin at 12:10 and conclude by 12:50 p.m. Bring your lunch - and your friends!

The Bach’s Lunch Series is sponsored by The Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund and The Engelke Heggie Gratefulness Fund. For more information, call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.

Time & Location

Date 03-14-2019 12:10 pm
Event End Date 03-14-2019 12:50 pm
Recital Hall
23 Wall St, Concord, NH 03301, USA
Recital Hall

Venue Details

The Recital Hall at Concord Community Music School is on the Wall Street side of the building. It can be accessed via the doors on Wall Street (only open during Recital Hall events) or through the main entrance of the Music School on the Fayette Street side of the building. Please call for information: 603-228-1196.

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