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BEETHOVEN, L. van: String Trios (Complete), Vol. 2 (Falvay, Fejervari, Eder) - Op. 9

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 8.572377
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Beethoven’s String Trios Op. 9 date from his early years in Vienna and are a testament to his precocious ability as a composer out to make a strong impression. His melodic inventiveness, daring harmonic moves and integration of the three instruments into a satisfying ensemble mark these seldom-heard works as worthy predecessors to his string quartets. Beethoven’s String Trios Opp. 3 and 8 are also available (8.557895). ‘These musicians are three of the four members of the Kodály Quartet, and their playing as a trio is just as satisfying as their playing in the quartet. I love this recording’ (American Record Guide).


Small Pieces, Big Sound
Review By MC107379,February 2011

Fans of chamber music are always going to come back again and again to Beethoven's 17 great string quartets (particularly his "late quartets") as classic exemplars of this intimate compositional art. But before he had mastered the quartet, these three lovely, early string trios in G major, D major and C minor (Opus 9, composed in 1797-1798) demonstrated his interest in and facility at such miniatures. While he was composing great keyboard music with one part of his brain, Beethoven could also dash off these exquisite trios, scored for violin, viola and cello, with ease. In this 2008 recording, these trios are played by Attila Falvay (violin), János Fejérvári (viola), and György Éder (cello). These three are members of the Kodály Quartet, famous for their recordings of the complete more....


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