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Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano Trio, Vol. 5 / Swiss Piano Trio, Zurich Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97696  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber OrchestraSwiss Piano Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The complete edition of Beethoven's works for piano trio is rounded out with this release of the fifth volume, also the high point of the series: the Triple Concerto, recorded here with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, is not a chamber music work, but a concerto for piano trio and orchestra that posed special challenges to the composer due to the presence of three soloists. The work's originality lies in the art of balancing the detail of chamber music with orchestral "al fresco." The concerto can be discovered alongside the skillfully-written Kakadu Variations, op. 121a, with their folk-like character, a work probably composed in 1809. The Piano Trio WoO 38 was composed in 1790/91 and is thus dating from Beethoven's Bonn period - an Read more early stage of his chamber music compositions. During his lifetime the work remained unpublished. The Swiss Piano Trio concludes its journey through the cosmos of Beethoven's piano trio works with his "final word" in the genre, the Allegretto, WoO 39 dating from 1812. As brief as it is striking, its lyrical, hovering atmosphere already anticipates Beethoven's late works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra,  Swiss Piano Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 9 in E flat major, WoO 38 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Piano Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1791; Bonn, Germany 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 11 in G major, Op. 121a "Kakadu Variations" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Piano Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803/1816; Vienna, Austria 

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