Beethoven - Piano Trios | Harmonia Mundi HMC902125

Beethoven - Piano Trios


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMC902125

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 10th February 2014



Isabelle Faust (violin)
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano)


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Trio no.6 in E flat major, op.70 no.2
Piano Trio no.7 in B flat major, op.97 'Archduke'


Isabelle Faust (violin)
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano)


By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century.

This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 - dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.

Three eminent Beethovenians, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov join forces here in performances that aim to highlight Beethoven's humour in their interpretation and set a new benchmark in the process.

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