Beethoven - The Complete Music For Piano Trio Vol. 3

The Florestan Trio take on Beethovens' piano trios, producing a lively and colourful performance.

Composer: Beethoven
Repertoire: Piano Trios Op.1
Artists: The Florestan Trio
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Hyperion CDA 67393

When Beethoven moved from Bonn to the cultural sophistication of Vienna, he wanted to try new ideas using these clever trios. Designed to appeal to the city’s salon musicians, their success guaranteed both commercial gain and critical acclaim – even praise from Haydn! Listening to the rare earlier trio gives a context to Beethoven’s musical intentions. Described as a ‘symphony for three instruments’, the Florestan Trio’s performance is vivid and dynamic.