Trio for piano, violin and cello no.6, Op. 70 no. 2
III. Allegretto ma non troppo
From Beethoven: Piano Trios op. 70 no. 2, op. 97 “Archduke” (2014)
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Beethoven: Trio for piano, violin and cello no.6, Op. 70 no. 2 – III. Allegretto ma non troppo
It was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century, by allowing the string instruments the status of genuinely equal partners. Here we have the composer’s last two works in the genre, the op.70 no.2 (1808) was dedicated to Countess Marie Erdody and the celebrated “Archduke” (1811) that marked the final public appearance of its composer.