Beethoven and Friends

Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Wednesday 13 May, 2020
    2.30 – 4.15pm
Ticket typeCost
Full price£17
Disabled & Unemployed£12
Students & Under 35s£5

Ensemble 360 celebrate Beethoven's 250th anniversary with his tempestuous early Quartet in C minor.

Haydn’s best-known piano trio, the Gypsy Rondo, includes a finale that quotes numerous Hungarian folk tunes. The Hungarian influence is also apparent in Beethoven’s moody C minor quartet. Beethoven’s friend, Ries, was first and foremost celebrated as a virtuoso pianist, which is immediately apparent on hearing his florid Grand Octet, a chamber-scale piano concerto in all but name.


  • HAYDN: Piano Trio in G Gypsy Rondo
  • RIES: Grand Octet in F minor Op.128
  • SZYMANOWSKI: Nocturne and Tarantella Op.28 for violin and piano
  • BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C minor Op.18 No.4

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