by Tom Swift

The Triple Concerto contrasts sharply with the other music [Ludwig van] Beethoven was composing in these years. Whereas [in] the ‘Eroica’ the opera and two piano sonatas burn with a burn of urgency and dramatic fury, the Triple Concerto lacks their tension: this is expansive music, relaxed and agreeable rather than striving.

-Eric Bromberger, “Program Notes,” Playbill, 7-16-2016