Michael Barenboim


Kian Soltani


Daniel Barenboim



Ludwig van Beethoven

Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" for Piano Trio in G major Op. 121a

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio in E-flat major Op. 70/2

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio in B-flat major Op. 97 "Archduke"

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Three Piano Trios, published in 1795 as his Opus 1, marked young Ludwig van Beethoven’s first, confident steps onto the public stage as a composer—a beginning that immediately opened up new perspectives. As a prelude to the Beethoven Year, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Barenboim, and Kian Soltani—who previously presented the composer’s complete piano trios during the Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2017–18 season—revisit these milestones of the genre. Their two programs are completed by the “Kakadu”Variations on a melody by Moravian composer Wenzel Müller.

Through September 8, 2019, tickets for this concert are available only as part of the package offer for the complete Piano Trio Cycle. Individual tickets go on sale September 9.