Beethoven Piano Trios

Beethoven: Piano Trios (complete)

Performed by Trio Wanderer

When Ludwig van Beethoven came to Vienna in the late 1790’s to complete his musical studies, the piano trio, as music for piano, violin, and Cello was already established by Haydn and Mozart. Beethoven continued to contribute compositions to this form, and in this CD we have Beethoven’s complete collection of trios. And they are really lovely!

Here are some press comments:

The Telegraph, 30th March 2012:

“This survey of all the Beethoven piano trios testifies to the ensemble’s communicative panache and to its confident handling of the different demands of a considerable span of music…The Wanderer brings terrific character and understanding to all this music, constantly alerting the ear to Beethoven’s fertile creative imagination.”

Sunday Times, 8th April 2012:

“The eerie textures and bizarre harmonies of the Ghost trio’s famous largo assai make the music sound avant-garde, while the Archduke is a magnificent performance of spirituality and high drama. Unmissable.”

The CD tracks are:

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E Flat, Op. 1/1
I. Allegro
II. Adagio Cantabile
III. Scherzo: Allegro Assai
IV. Finale: Presto

Beethoven: Piano Trio in G, Op. 1/2
I. Adagio, Allegro Vivace
II. Largo Con Espressione
III. Scherzo: Allegro, Trio
IV. Finale: Presto

Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 1/3
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con Variazioni
III. Menuetto. Quasi Allegro – Trio
IV. Finale. Prestissimo

Beethoven: Piano Trio op.11 no.1
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio con espressione
III. Thema (con variazioni). Allegretto

Beethoven: Piano Trio op.44. “14 Variationen”

Piano Trio op.44. “14 Variationen”

Beethoven: Piano Trio op.70 no.1
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto

Beethoven: Piano Trio op.70 no.2
I. Poco sostenuto – Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Allegretto ma non troppo
IV. Finale. Allegro

Beethoven: Piano Trio op.97 no.1
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo . Allegro
III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto
IV. Allegro moderato – Presto

Beethoven: Piano Trio op.121a
10 Variations

Beethoven: Piano Trio WoO 38
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo
III. Rondo

Beethoven: Piano Trio WoO 39

Piano Trio WoO 39


Here is the Beethoven trio WoO39, performed by the Wanderer Trio



And now, listen please to the great sadness of Franz Schubert, from his Trio Op. 100



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