Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
Piano Trio, Op. 1 No. 1 in E flat major
Piano Trio, Op. 1 No. 2 in G major
Piano Trio, Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor
Kati Debretzeni - Violin
Sebastian Comberti - Cello
Maggie Cole - Fortepiano
In this new Chaconne release, Trio Goya offers unique accounts of Beethoven’s
early piano trios, revealing on period instruments and in the magical acoustic
of the Britten-Pears Auditorium at Aldeburgh’s Snape Maltings the extraordinary
range of colours and narratives that these pieces suggest.
Beethoven’s Opus 1 features amongst Trio Goya’s central repertoire, played regularly in the UK’s most prestigious venues and beyond. After a recent Wigmore Hall concert, Early Music Today wrote that ‘Trio Goya sent us home spinning on the delights and laughter of early Beethoven. His piano trio opus 1 No. 1 frothed and bubbled down the finale's theme, the musicians swept along by their own hellfor-leather, immaculately kept tempo.’
These pieces mark a kind of beginning in Beethoven’s career. They were indeed planned and executed, over a period of two years, with unprecedented care and skill; they mark the start of a new creative period for the young genius, which is distinct from the younger Bonn years and is fully deserving of the label ‘first maturity’ conferred by the musicologist Lewis Lockwood.
Chandos Chaconne CHAN08222
|Release Period||July 2018|