The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution under the authority of the Cluj County Council, invites you on December 17-18, 2022, to a Beethoven Medallion, which includes anniversary concerts celebrating the birthday of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827).
The event will take place in the great hall of the Reduta Palace (headquarters of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography – 21, Memorandum street).
The composer Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770, the only official date known to mark his birth in those times. We therefore mark and celebrate 252 years since the birth of one of the most important composers in the history of music, a visionary creator, an exceptional representative of Viennese classicism but, equally, a humanist and a cosmopolitan figure. Beethoven’s musical output is traditionally regarded as a bridge between classicism and romanticism and it can be divided into three periods.
The first period (1790-1802) represents the continuation of Haydn and Mozart’s style, reaching maturity and perfection. From this period, the string trios op. 8 and op. 9, and the sonata for piano and violin op. 12 will be interpreted.
The second period (18-7-1812), the so-called “heroic cycle”, stands out for its dramatic contrasts and harmonic novelties. From this period, the sonatas for piano and violin op. 24 (Spring) and op. 47 (Kreutzer) will be interpreted.
In the third period (beginning with 1813), compositions are completely freed from traditional conventions. From this period, the great piano trio op. 97 (Erzherzogtrio) will be interpreted.
The schedule for the two days will be as follows:
Saturday, December 17, from 6 p.m.: Sonatas for piano and violin in D major, op. 12 no. 1; F major op.24, “Spring”; A major op. 47, "Kreutzer"; performers Petru Rosenberg – violin, Gergö Nagy – piano.
In A major op. 47, “Kreutzer”; performers Petru Rosenberg – violin, Gergö Nagy – piano.
Sunday, December 18 this year, two sections: from 11 a.m.: Trio for violin, viola and cello in C minor op. 0 no. 3; Serenade for violin, viola and cello in D major op. 8; performers: Petru Rosenberg – violin, Edina Jakabffy – viola, Kristóf Jakabffy – cello, and from 6 p.m.: 10 variations for piano, violin and cello in G minor op. 12, “Kakadu Variations”, Trio for piano, violin and cello in B flat major op. 97, “Erzherzog-Trio”; performers: Petru Rosenberg – violin, Kristóf Jakabffy – cello, Edit Horváth – piano.
The entry is free. We look forward to welcoming you!