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Claude Debussy Claude Debussy
1862-1918

Cello Sonata
1915
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I know perfectly well that I'm not one of those composers who have made harmonic innovations like Igor [Stravinsky], Ravel or Debussy, but I think there's room for new music which doesn't mind using other people's chords. Francis Poulenc

Beethoven, Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11

November 20th, 2005

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827

Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, 1798

Ludwig van BeethovenAfter the string quartet, the most prominent ensemble in the chamber music repertoire is the piano trio comprising the intimate but powerful combination of piano, cello and violin. Haydn established the genre with numerous outstanding trios, inaugurating a tradition that has engaged nearly every notable composer from Mozart to such contemporaries as John Harbison and Bright Sheng. Never to be outdone, Beethoven wrote six major piano trios beginning with the set of three he deemed worthy enough to claim his first published opus number. Between the Op. 1 piano trios and the three masterpieces of his maturity, Beethoven wrote his charming piano trio, Op. 11, originally scored for clarinet, cello and piano « more »


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