String Trios

String Trios
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Artist Zurich String Trio
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 92292
EAN code 5028421922928
Release April 2006

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About this release

Beethoven was the true master of the String Quartet, setting standards which nobody ever surpassed. No wonder that his string trios (for violin, viola and cello) suffer a somewhat overshadowed existence. Totally undeserved, as these works are delightful compositions, showing the young Beethoven in all his craftsmanship and genius.

Few complete recordings of the complete string trios exist, therefore a most welcome issue. Excellent performances by the Zurich String Trio, of whom the famous conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt said: “I always hugely enjoy listening to them”.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto, allegro
  4. Adagio
  5. Menuetto, moderato
  6. Finale, allegro
  7. Marcia, allegro
  8. Adagio
  9. Menuetto, allegretto
  10. Adagio-scherzo, allegro
  11. Allegretto alla Polacca
  12. Andante quasi allegretto-variations 1-4-allegro
  13. Marcia, allegro

Disk 2

  1. Adagio-allegro con brio
  2. Adagio ma non tanto e cantabile
  3. Scherzo, allegro
  4. Presto
  5. Allegretto
  6. Andante quasi allegretto
  7. Menuetto, allegro
  8. Rondo, allegro
  9. Allegro con spirito
  10. Adagio con espressione
  11. Scherzo, allegro molto e vivace
  12. Finale, presto