Terrific Trios

Beethoven: String Trios, Op. 9 Nos. 1-3


  • String Trio in G major, Op. 9 No. 1
  • String Trio in D major, Op. 9 No. 2
  • String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3

Performed by Trio Zimmermann: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Christian Poltéra (cello)

Trio Zimmermann perform Beethoven’s String Trios Op.9 – a set of three that the composer himself, upon their completion, described as the finest of his works.

With their wonderful sonority and strong dramatic character, the Op.9 trios mark the highlight as well as the end of Beethoven’s production for string trio before he went on to compose string quartets instead.

With each of its members enjoying distinguished solo careers, Trio Zimmermann is truly a world-class ensemble. Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit and Christian Poltéra first joined forces in 2007, and have since performed together in the most important musical centers of Europe, including the Salzburg and the Edinburgh Festivals.

The trio’s first recording, of Mozart’s Divertimento K563 was released in 2010 and has met with worldwide acclaim.

Here is a video of the Leopold Trio who performed all five of Beethoven’s string trios in September 2009 at Wigmore Hall in London. This section from the Opus 9 Number 3


And here’s another of these masterpieces: This is a section of the first movement from Opus 9 Number 2


Tags: Beethoven, String trios, Op. 9 Nos. 1-3

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