Tune in on Mondays at 9:00 pm for classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles, recorded at venues throughout the Washington area.
Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Presented by the National Gallery of Art
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
As we begin to celebrate Classical WETA's 10-year anniversary as "Classical for Washington," we are proud to present some of the Washington area's most outstanding musical ensembles on Front Row Washington. Our first group is the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, established in 1997 by the husband and wife team of Bethesda-based violinist Peter Sirotin and pianist Ya-Ting Chang. Cellist Fiona Thompson hails from Baltimore, via the UK. This program is the second of the ensemble's complete Beethoven piano trio cycle. It offers a unique insight into the evolution of Beethoven's compositional style from the witty Piano Trio Op.1, No.1 to the festive Piano Trio Op.70, No.2.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op.1, No.1
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op.70, No.2
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Presented by John E. Marlow Guitar Series
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00pm
Christopher Taylor, piano
Presented by Friends of Music at Dumbarton Oaks
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Tempest Trio
Presented by Downtown Piano Works in Frederick, Maryland
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