Beethoven String Trio Op. 3 | Serenade Op. 8

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Original Recording Format: DXD

Over a few short years of the 1790s, Beethoven devoted special attention to a genre to which he would not return later in his life: the string trio. Five large-scale compositions would be the result. The first two, which are the subject of this recording, had likely been committed to paper by the time Beethoven traveled to Vienna to study with Haydn. Their formal aspects alone seem to link them to the suite form of the Baroque more closely than the last three (op. 9), in which Beethoven cultivated the classical sonata form, albeit somewhat removed from the essentially entertaining “serenade style” (the Notturno) refined by Mozart.

Having completed his string trios — and they remain 220 years later the genre’s “sine qua non” — the way was clear for him to follow in Haydn’s footsteps. The Six Quartets, op. 18, are eighteenth-century works, though published just after the turn of the century. This was the form in which Beethoven, at irregular intervals, created his absolute masterpieces.

Tracklist

1.
String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 - I. Allegro con brio
11:04
2.
String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 - II. Andante
06:42
3.
String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 - III. Menuetto. Allegretto
03:39
4.
String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 - IV. Adagio
08:48
5.
String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 - V. Menuetto. Moderato
03:29
6.
String Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 - VI. Finale. Allegro
07:08
7.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - I. Marcia. Allegro
02:31
8.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - II. Adagio
07:17
9.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - III. Menuetto. Allegretto
02:19
10.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - IV. Adagio ? Scherzo. Allegro molto ? Adagio ? Allegro molto ? Adagio
04:36
11.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - V. Allegretto alla polacca
03:38
12.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - VI. Tema con variazioni. Andante quasi allegretto
07:45
13.
Serenade in D major, Op. 8 - VII. Marcia. Allegro
02:33

Total time: 01:11:29

Additional information

Label

SKU

LWC1122

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Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Original Recording Format

Producer

Vegard Landaas

Recording Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Recording location

Grefsen Church, Oslo Norway

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date June 3, 2017

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