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Beethoven: Trios for Clarinet, Cello & Piano / Le Sage, Meyer, Bohorquez


Release Date: 08/24/2018 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 405  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul MeyerEric Le SageClaudio Bohorquez
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this new series entitled ‘Salon de musique’, Alpha presents recordings made by artists who have enlivened the Fesival of Salon de Provence for some years now: the pianist Eric le Sage, who has made many recordings for Alpha, the clarinettist Paul Meyer, and others. With cellist Claudio Bohórquez, they have now recorded two Beethoven trios. By 1798, the year Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Trio for piano, clarinet and cello op.11, he was already well-known in Vienna as a remarkable improviser and an ambitious young composer. The piece was clearly aimed at the enlightened aristocracy, as well as competent musical amateurs. This did not prevent the critics, though universally positive, from judging the score to be over-complex in Read more places. Dedicated to the Empress Marie-Theresa of Austria, the Septet was published in 1802 by Hofmeister, and upon being well-received it was then rearranged for various combinations. Beethoven himself made a version for clarinet, cello and piano, op.38 in E Flat major – the one recorded here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano, Clarinet/Violin and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Eric Le Sage (Piano), Claudio Bohorquez (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in E flat major, Op. 38 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Eric Le Sage (Piano), Claudio Bohorquez (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 

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