Boulanger Trio.



  • Piano Trios.

When Ludwig van Beethoven began his journey as a composer, some of his earliest works were for violin, cello and piano. As I recall there are works designated as Opus 1, Opus 7, and similar numbers for other early compositions.

Beethoven liked this combination, and he went on to write some amazing works. One of the best known is the “Archduke” trio that is a part of this recording.

We get to hear the following:


  • Piano Trio No. 11 in G major, Op. 121a ‘Kakadu’
  • Piano Trio No. 9 in B flat major, WoO 39
  • Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’

Performed by the Boulanger Trio.

The trio members are:

  • Ilona Kindt, Cello
  • Birgit Erz, violin
  • Karla Haltenwanger, piano

Let me share with you some music from much later than Beethoven’s time, as performed by the Boulanger Trio:

First, here is the Charles Ives Piano Trio, I. Moderato, as performed by the Boulanger Trio:



And next, here is the Trio Boulanger in Peteris Vasks “Episodi e canto perpetuo 1 – 3”:



And I know you are going to want to hear the “Archduke” Trio; here it is, as performed by the Trio di Parma:



Tags: Beethoven, piano trio, Archduke, Kakadu, Charles Ives, Boulanger Trio