String Duos from The Beethoven Circle: Estehaagse Ensemble

Bonifatuskerk, Rijswijk

This programme aims to give a picture of the musical life around Beethoven, with duos for two violins, or violin and viola, by composers that Beethoven had personal contact with. Haydn was Beethoven’s teacher, Hoffmeister published his works, and Spohr played with Beethoven. Unfortunately Beethoven himself did not write anything for violin and viola, but an early work for clarinet and bassoon can be successfully arranged for the combination.