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Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano Trio, Vol. 3

By Swiss Piano Trio

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By Swiss Piano Trio. By Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Country of Origin: Germany. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Audite (NX.AUD97694).

Item Number: NX.AUD97694

The third series of the complete recordings of the works for piano trio made by the Swiss Piano Trio presents a key work of Beethoven - the Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3 published in 1795 - which also achieved central importance for Beethoven's music beyond the genre of the piano trio. Already here, Beethoven tested the approach of a condensation of thematic relationships in order to create a compelling formal and dramatic plot, at the same time creating a broad expressive spectrum. The fifth Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2 composed in 1808 goes a decisive step beyond that: unexpected elements and a subjectification come to light here that were to exercise a substantial influence on the romantic generation. The 14 Variations on an Original Theme in E-flat major, Op. 44, unfortunately regarded as merely a work of secondary importance, reveal a witty and calculating composer who is able to elicit an incredible plethora of variations and metamorphoses from a banal triadic theme. It is to a certain extent a "finger exercise", but it reveals in each moment the superiority of the composer Beethoven, admired by and puzzling to his contemporaries in equal measure.

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  • Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • 01. I. Allegro con brio 
  • 02. II. Andante cantabile con variazioni 
  • 03. III. Menuetto. Quasi allegro 
  • 04. IV. Finale. Prestissimo 
  • 14 Variations for Piano, Violin & Cello, Op. 44 
  • 05. Thema. Andante - Variations 
  • Piano Trio No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • 06. I. Poco sostenuto - Allegro ma non troppo 
  • 07. II. Allegretto 
  • 08. III. Allegretto ma non troppo 
  • 09. IV. Finale. Allegro 
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