Beethoven - Complete Works for Piano Trio Vol.3 | Audite AUDITE97694

Beethoven - Complete Works for Piano Trio Vol.3


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Label: Audite

Cat No: AUDITE97694

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 22nd April 2016



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.

Swiss Piano Trio:
- Angela Golubeva (violin)
- Sébastien Singer (cello)
- Martin Lucas Staub (piano)

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