Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 97, Archduke
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Beethoven’s Archduke Trio was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf of Austria, one of Beethoven’s most loyal patrons, who received dedications for 14 of his works.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The noble and expansive first theme sets the tone for this piece, which shows Beethoven at his most poised, calm, and elegant.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on May 3, 2015.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.