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Piano Trios - Volume III

By Ludwig van Beethoven

Chamber Ensemble Cello; Piano; Piano Trio; Violin (Study Score)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Friedhelm Klugmann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = 129 * Vl (Fl, Cl) Part = 41 * Vc (Bassoon) Part = 33. Classical. Softcover. 214 pages. G. Henle #HN200. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480200).

Item Number: HL.51480200

ISBN 9790201802008. 9.25x12.25x0.658 inches.

In the Classical period, and well into the 19th century, piano trios were something of a musical fashion accessory. There was thus good reason for Beethoven also to engage with the genre, following the example set by Haydn and Mozart. He left 13 piano trios in all. The works contained in Volume III almost all present a few peculiarities: opus 44 is also not a complete trio, for instance, but consists of only one single variation movement! WoO 37, written while Beethoven was still in Bonn, is striking for its scoring (piano, flute and bassoon). He wrote WoO39 for Maximiliane, youngest daughter of the Brentano family, "to encourage her piano playing." Op. 38 is an arrangement of the Septet op. 20 for piano, clarinet and violoncello, and the last piece has come down to us only in one sketchbook from Beethoven's Bonn period. None of these works has the weight of Beethoven's major piano trios; nevertheless, they remain witnesses to his supreme artistry.

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  • Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello B flat major WoO 39 
  • Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello E flat major WoO 38 
  • Beethoven: Trio G major WoO 37 (Piano, Flute and Bassoon) G major WoO 37 
  • Beethoven: Trio E flat major op. 38 (Piano, Clarinet [Violin], Violoncello) E flat major op. 38 
  • Beethoven: Trio E flat major Hess-Verz. 48 
  • Beethoven: Trio E flat major op. 44 

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    I'm glad I've completed my three-volume Henle edition of the Beethoven Trios. This is the most Authentic edition with clear type and every non-Beethoven expression mark is in brackets.. As inferred, these expressions are probably intended, but Henle makes sure you know the history without being...

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