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BEETHOVEN, L. van: String Trios (Complete), Vol. 1 (Falvay, Fejervari, Eder) - Opp. 3 and 8

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Eder, Gyorgy, cello • Fejervari, Janos, viola • Falvay, Attila, violin
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.557895
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Beethoven’s String Trios are masterly in form and content and, with Mozart’s only string trio, the Divertimento K. 563, are among the most significant works in the entire genre. Beethoven’s first, Op. 3, is an ambitious six-movement work probably modelled on Mozart’s work and ending, as does Mozart’s, with a brilliant Rondo in opera buffa style. His second, the Serenade in D major, Op. 8, shows Beethoven experimenting with form, and employing greater contrasts of colour and texture.


Review By Mary Nemet,Stringendo,October 2008

There is no doubt about it—Hungarian musicians with their long tradition of fine chamber music training are at the forefront when it comes to ensemble performance. These three are no exception; as members of the renowned Kodály Quartet, they bring their seasoned view to these Beethoven string trios, an even more challenging medium than the string quartet…These are well-rounded performances, beautifully phrased, alternating elegance and piquancy with boldly characterized rhythms and vivid attack, Just at time the semiquaver accompaniment in the lower strings could be more articulate (some notes are inaudible) and generally I would have liked more of Eder’s lovely cello sound, which is somewhat muted in the overall balance. But these are superior



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