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Beethoven: Center of Gravity: Disc 1 (2005)

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 1

Disc 1 of the series frames Beethoven in the context of his Classical predecessors. Franz Joseph Haydn, the father of the Classical style, served as Beethoven’s teacher upon the younger composer’s move to Vienna. But while it was Haydn’s tutelage that directly influenced him, Beethoven’s true spiritual mentor was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s wunderkind who died shortly before Beethoven left Bonn. Haydn’s Piano Trio and Mozart’s Horn Quintet illustrate the Classical values of balance and form, which Beethoven took to new heights with such chamber works from the first decade of the 19th century as his Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 70, no. 2.

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Selections

Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV: 28 | Joseph Haydn (22:22)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Ian Swensen, Violin

Quintet for Horn and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 407 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (16:25)

  • Joseph Silverstein, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Ronald Thomas, Cello
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 70, no. 2 | Ludwig van Beethoven (33:01)

  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello

Artists

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello
  • Joseph Silverstein, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Ronald Thomas, Cello
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Music@Menlo LIVE?s Beethoven: Center of Gravity series commemorates the festival?s third season, a tribute to the profound influence of Ludwig van Beethoven on the history of Western music.

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 1 Total Time: 1:12:08
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2005