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Wydawnictwo: Challenge Classics
Seria: Beethoven Complete Piano Trios
Nr katalogowy: CC 72765
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: listopad 2017
EAN: 608917276527
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Epoka muzyczna: klasycyzm
Obszar (język): niemiecki
Instrumenty: fortepian, skrzypce
Rodzaj: trio

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Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1

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Van Baerle Trio:
Maria Milstein, violin
Gideon den Herder, cello
Hannes Minnaar, piano
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Piano Trio in E-flat Major Op. 1, No. 1
Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1, No. 3
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Beethoven’s primary reason for settling in Vienna in 1792 was to study with Joseph Haydn, who at the time was widely considered the greatest living composer. Beethoven’s three Piano Trios op. 1 were the first compositions that he deemed important enough to give an opus number. They were dedicated to Prince Karl Lichnowsky, a patron of Beethoven in whose house he lived for some time. According to Beethoven’s lifelong friend Ferdinand Ries, Haydn was complimentary about the set of trios. The trios combine various elements that would have been familiar to Beethoven’s contemporaries. Less familiar, however, would be the fact that the trios contain four movements rather than the three that had been traditional in this genre. Although changes from major to minor had been common in the music of previous generations, where they would normally apply to just the last chord, Beethoven employs this technique more extensively here than was probably common at that time.

Much like op. 1, the Trio op. 11 is also connected to the Viennese nobility of the time. Beethoven cleverly dedicated it to Maria Wilhelmine Countess of Thun-Hohenstein. In other ways, too, Beethoven tried to make this a particularly attractive publication for the Viennese public: the trio could be performed with a clarinet instead of a violin, a flexible approach to instrumentation that would doubtless increase its marketability. In addition, the last movement consists of a theme from Joseph Weigl’s comic opera L'amor marinaro, followed by a series of variations. At the time when Beethoven wrote this trio, Weigl’s opera was very popular in Vienna.

This recording was made using a Chris Maene Concert Grand built in 2017.

This remarkable instrument combines the knowledge and materials used in modern piano building with those found in older historical instruments. The most striking feature is that unlike in modern grand pianos, in which the strings in the bass and middle registers cross, in this instrument all strings run parallel to each other. As a result, it combines the solidity of a modern concert grand piano with the transparent sound ideal of older instruments. The sound of this symbiosis of old and new was a source of inspiration during the recording of Beethoven’s Piano Trios.

Recorded at MCO-1 Hilversum (the Netherlands), 1-4 & 8-9 July 2017. Maria Milstein plays a violin by Michel Angelo Bergonzi and Gideon den Herder plays on a cello by Giuseppe dall‘Aglio.

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