Classical Music in the Afternoon
9:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Triple "Triple Concertos" Weds. Afternoon

Bach, Mozart, Beethoven - each wrote a concerto for three instruments, and you can hear all three in outstanding performances on Barney Sherman's program Wednesday afternoon. Bach's Triple Concerto is for flute, violin, and harpsichord; Mozart's is for three pianos (and naturally, the three pianists you'll hear are all giants in their own right); and Beethoven's is for violin, cello, and piano. You'll hear Beethoven's Triple Concerto in a live concert recording led by Claudio Abbado, pictured.

Claudio Abbado and orchestra take a bow
Claudio Abbado and orchestra take a bow
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