Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 3

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Label: ORCHID CLASSICS
Catalog: ORC100101
Format: COMPACT DISC

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Trio con Brio presents its third volume of Beethoven’s Piano Trios: electrifying performances of music which reveals the composer at the peak of his powers. Beethoven’s Op.1 Piano Trios began with two works sure to charm Viennese audiences, but in his Piano Trio Op.1, No.3 in C minor, featured on this album, we begin to hear the radical, uncompromising Beethoven in music of volcanic force, contrasted with a sublime slow movement. The ‘Archduke’ Trio, Op.97, marked Beethoven’s final public performance as a pianist, but was also a turning-point in his output, its warm-hued nature combining heavenly serenity with earthy joie de vivre. “Glowing reports hold true. The Trio con Brio Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.” Washington Post “From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class... both explosive and exquisitely intimate – aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache.” Strad

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