Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto”: A Conversation with Edward Arron & Ruggero Allifranchini

Apr 5, 2013

Cellist Edward Arron and Ruggero Allifranchini in the KRWG studios.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Beethoven’s famous “Triple” Concerto for piano, violin, cello and orchestra is “chamber music on a grand scale” -- “nothing short of sublime… and one of the most genial pieces Beethoven ever wrote,” say violinist Ruggero Allifranchini and cellist Edward Arron, respectively, who were in Las Cruces to perform the work with pianist Jeremy Denk, conductor Lonnie Klein and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. They joined Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin in a conversation about the concerto, the joys of playing live music, and their own multi-faceted musical careers.