Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1, is one of his best known works of chamber music. Its slow movement reminded his student Carl Czerny of the ghost scenes in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the trio has been popularly known as “The Ghost” ever since. We are pairing this masterpiece with Beethoven’s stormy String Trio in C Minor, op. 9, no. 3, and closing our concert with the joyful and effervescent Piano Trio in A Major by Hélène Liebmann, a child prodigy who studied with Beethoven’s close friend Ferdinand Ries.