Beethoven arrived in Vienna in 1792 to undertake studies with Joseph Haydn. His first published works were a set of three piano trios, Opus 1, of which the third, in C minor revealed the new and dramatic aesthetic that Beethoven would further develop during the next thirty-five years of his residency in Vienna. That trio is presented here along with Beethoven’s own piano trio arrangement of his Second Symphony in D major, Op. 36 and the Allegretto in B-flat major, WoO 39. The Atlantis Trio provides masterful interpretations on instruments of Beethoven’s period.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performing artists: Atlantis Trio
April 10, 2010