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Piano Trios, volume II

National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection

By Ludwig van Beethoven

Chamber Ensemble Cello, Piano, Violin (Piano Trio)
National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Gunter Raphael. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical Period. Collection and set of parts (softcover). With introductory text, performance notes, fingerings and bowings. 228 pages. G. Henle #HN26. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480026).

Item Number: HL.51480026

ISBN 9790201800264. 9x12 inches.

In the classical era, and far into the 19th century, piano trios were what we might call "fashion accessories." It is thus no coincidence that Beethoven, following in the footsteps of Haydn and Mozart, took up this genre and created altogether 13 piano trios of his own. This second volume contains the two Piano Trios op. 70 and the Trio op. 97, as well as the Variations on the song "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" op. 121a. The nickname "Geistertrio" (Ghost Trio) of the Trio op. 70 no. 1 stems, as usual, not from Beethoven but was given to the piece no doubt because of the spooky, mysterious sound of the slow movement. The Archduke Trio op. 97 was named after its dedicatee Archduke Rudolph and is undisputedly Beethoven's most important composition of this kind. With a duration of over 45 minutes, it is also his longest piano trio. Though written in 1810/11, it was not published until 1816.

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  • Trio [Ghosts trio], D major, op. 70,1 (Piano trios)  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Trio, E flat major, op. 70,2 (Piano trios)  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Trio, B flat major, op. 97 (Piano trios)  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Trio [variations about a song Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu], G major, op. 121a (Piano trios)  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven

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  • May 08, 2012 Beethoven Piano Trios II, Henle ed.

    Henle is generally considered to be the closest to the composer's original composition. This volume is printed on paper of excellent quality.Beethoven piano trios are lovely, not for beginners. They are routinely performed by professional trios, although they can be played reasonably well by experienced (not beginners) amateurs...

    .Highly recommended.

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