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Beethoven: String Trio, Op. 3 & Serenade, Op. 8 / Ssens Trio


Release Date: 07/28/2017 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1122  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ssens Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Over a few short years of the 1790's, Beethoven devoted special attention to a genre to which he would not return later in his life: the string trio. Five large-scale compositions would be the result. The first two, which are the subject of this recording, had likely been committed to paper by the time Beethoven travelled to Vienna to study with haydn. Their formal aspects alone seem to link them to the suite form of the Baroque more closely than the last three, in which Beethoven cultivated the classical sonata form, albeit somewhat removed from the essentially entertaining ''serenade style'' refined by Mozart. Over a few short years of the 1790's, Beethoven devoted special attention to a genre to which he would not return later in his life: the string trio. Five large-scale compositions would be the result. The first two, which are the subject of this recording, had likely been committed to paper by the time Beethoven travelled to Vienna to study with haydn. Their formal aspects alone seem to link them to the suite form of the Baroque more closely than the last three, in which Beethoven cultivated the classical sonata form, albeit somewhat removed from the essentially entertaining ''serenade style'' refined by Mozart. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ssens Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1794 
2.
Serenade for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major, Op. 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ssens Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 

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