Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.2 | Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE00952

Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.2


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Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Cat No: WHLIVE00952

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 27th September 2019



Beethoven’s piano trios span the entire period of his activity in the dual role of composer and pianist. In April 1814, the first two performances of the ‘Archduke’ Trio, op.97, marked the increasingly deaf composer’s final attempts to play the piano in front of an audience. The pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles, who was busy preparing the piano reduction of Fidelio under Beethoven’s supervision, was present at one of the performances: “His playing, apart from its spirit, satisfied me less, because it had no cleanness and precision; and yet I noticed many traces of the grand manner, which I had long recognised in his compositions.”

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