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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 2

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Piano Trio in G Major, WoO 37
III. Thema andante con variazioni

From BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 2 (2018)

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Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, WoO 37 – III. Thema andante con variazioni

Beethoven’s mastery in all genres extends to the sequence of music he wrote involving the flute. The Serenade in D major may have a somewhat convoluted history, but it illustrates the creative purposes to which Beethoven put traditional material and the inventive contrasts he embedded into this six-movement work. Both the Sonata in B flat major and the Trio in G major probably date from his years in Bonn. The former includes a lively Polacca and the latter ingeniously suggests the famous ‘Mannheim Rocket’.

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