Beethoven Piano Trios Volume 2

ATOS Trio

  • Total Time: 101 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLive0095

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  • ATOS Trio
  • Annette von Hehn violin
  • Stefan Heinemeyer cello
  • Thomas Hoppe piano

Beethoven’s piano trios span the entire period of his activity in the dual role of composer and pianist. In April 1814, the first two performances of the ‘Archduke’ Trio Op. 97 marked the increasingly deaf composer’s final attempts to play the piano in front of an audience. The pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles, who was busy preparing the piano reduction of Fidelio under Beethoven’s supervision, was present at one of the performances. ‘…His playing, apart from its spirit, satisfied me less, because it had no cleanness and precision; and yet I noticed many traces of the grand manner, which I had long recognised in his compositions.’

CD recordings by the ATOS Trio have been received enthusiastically by critics and audiences alike. Whether it be in its series of national albums, or when exploring the works of lesser-known composers, the ATOS Trio astonishes with their deep expression and an incredibly warm and homogeneous piano trio sound. All three musicians teach at various universities in Germany and at the Accadamia Perosi in Biella, Italy.

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Track Listing

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio in E flat Op. 1 No. 1
Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3
Piano Trio in B flat Op. 97

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