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Beethoven - Piano Trios, Vol. 2

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Catalogue numberBIS-2539 SACD
Release date2023-08-04
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time80:20

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With the three piano trios, Op. 1, Ludwig van Beethoven took a genre still largely associated with salon music and raised it up to rival the string quartet. The works are innovative in form as well as in content. From this collection, the Trio in G major, Op. 1 No. 2, appears as a cheerful and engaging work. While it has been said that one could discern ‘the master’s happy youth […] still unclouded, light and frivolous’, hints of ‘the deep seriousness and tender intimacy that would follow’ can also be found.
Knowing very well that well-placed dedications could result in princely rewards, Beethoven dedicated his Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97, to the Archduke Rudolph of Austria, hence its nickname, ‘Archduke’ Trio. With this work, Beethoven bade farewell to the genre with arguably his most important contribution, a trio of which a critic wrote that in it ‘genius, art, nature, truth, spirit, originality, invention, execution, taste, power, fire, imagination, loveliness, deep feeling and lively jesting entwine in sisterly harmony’.
After the success of its Ravel and Saint-Saëns trios recording [BIS-2219], the Sitkovetsky Trio presents the eagerly awaited second instalment of its series devoted to Beethoven’s piano trios.
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    • MP3 Stereo
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2 34:59
01 I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 12:16 $ 1.84 USD
02 II. Largo con espressione 10:35 $ 1.59 USD
03 III. Scherzo 03:47 $ 0.57 USD
04 IV. Finale 08:21 $ 1.25 USD
  Piano Trio in B-flat major. Op. 97, ‘Archduke’ 45:18
05 I. Allegro moderato 13:47 $ 2.07 USD
06 II. Scherzo 11:09 $ 1.67 USD
07 III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto 12:57 $ 1.94 USD
08 IV. Allegro moderato - Presto 07:25 $ 1.11 USD
  Album total 80:20
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
Piano trioSitkovetsky Trio
ViolinSitkovetsky, Alexander
CelloEnders, Isang
PianoQian, Wu

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