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200 Trio Pasqualati 3in Yi Heng yang, fortepiano
Theresa Salomon, violin
Lindy Clarke, violoncello

Clementi and Beethoven, of seemingly very dissimilar character, had links throughout their lives. Beethoven admired Clementi's work as composer and virtuoso. A volume of Clementi's piano sonatas was always at hand and he is said to have performed them frequently. Clementi, on the other hand was Beethoven's publisher in England were he lived after leaving Italy as a teenager. (He also had a business as piano dealer in London, being a jack of many trades). The two trios, although published around the same time speak very different languages, Clementi's elegant and classical, Beethoven's daring and unsettling.

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Location:
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.