String Trio, Opus 3

🎼🎶 Friday, March 5, 2021

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

During the 1790s he published five string trios and the Opus 8 Serenade before abandoning the genre in favor of other combinations -  notably including the string quartet, and sonatas for piano and one other instrument. His first trio, known as Opus 3, takes as its model Mozart’s Divertimento K. 563 – both consist of six movements, and are composed in the key of E-flat – but even in his earliest works Beethoven is no imitator, but imbues each work with his unique creative spirit.

Here is the Opus 3 with full score, performed by the Grumiaux Trio. https://youtu.be/wtbIT8ALNEA

Preview YouTube video Beethoven - String Trio No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 3
Beethoven - String Trio No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 3

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  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-03-05 09:13:15 -0500

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