String Trio, Opus 9, no. 2

🎼🎶 March 7, 2021
The Opus 9 no. 2 string trio differs from its siblings in its quietly introspective character, with Beethoven's melodic genius fully on display, especially in the second and fourth movements.
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String Trio, Opus 9, no. 1

🎼🎶 Saturday, March 6, 2021
Beethoven's Opus 9 is a delightful set of three string trios, deserving of broader popularity than they enjoy today. They were dedicated to one of his early patrons, Count Johann George von Browne, the son of an Irish soldier of fortune who had risen to the rank of major general in the Russian army. 
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String Trio, Opus 3

🎼🎶 Friday, March 5, 2021

Beethoven's earliest chamber works were composed for string trio (violin, viola, and cello).

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Four Spanish Songs

🎼🎶 Thursday, March 4, 2021
George Thomson was an Edinburgh-based publisher and collector of folk music, who commissioned classical arrangements of traditional folk melodies from composers such as Pleyel, Kozeluch, Weber, and Haydn.
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Wind Octet, Opus 103

🎼🎶 Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Despite its high Opus number (103), the Wind Octet in E-flat Major was composed in 1792 when Beethoven was still in service to the Elector in Bonn. 

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Ah, Perfido!

🎼🎶 Tuesday, March 2, 2020
In his youth, Beethoven had been steeped in the Italian vocal tradition, often playing the continuo for visiting opera troupes and composing variations on popular operatic numbers. The concert aria "Ah, Perfido!" (Oh! Deceiver!), composed shortly after his arrival in Vienna, remains a favorite among sopranos today.
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