Another Sunday concert at the Philharmonic is an opportunity to listen to Beethoven's chamber works. The Cleft Lounge awaits the youngest music lovers that day. The Level 4 Gallery and Cafe Symfonia are also open. We invite you to spend a day with music in the company of your dear ones. The salon music-making of the aristocracy and high society is said to be the genesis of chamber music. It is no wonder then that after arriving in Vienna, Beethoven composed pieces for small ensembles of various compositions next to the piano and orchestral ones. Over time, he began to treat them more and more personally and pushed chamber music to new heights as it evolved from amateur entertainment into a challenge for real virtuosos.
The year 1787 was a turning point in the life of the twenty-seven-year-old composer. Back then Beethoven discovered that his hearing was deteriorating rapidly. It seemed to be a terrible sentence to a young musician. Desperate, he kept composing over the years, desperately hiding his disease from the world. At that time, both trios included in the program of our concert were created.
It wasn't until October 1802 that Beethoven accepted his fate: "I was close to doubt. I was so close to taking my own life. Only art stopped me from taking this step. It seemed impossible to leave this world before I did all that I feel called to ... I decided to persevere and I hope that I will not go back."
BEETHOVEN 250 I Philharmonics play chamber
Chamber HallFilharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48