The Vienna Piano Trio has become one of the leading chamber ensembles of the new generation. Their recordings for Nimbus Records have won great critical acclaim including a Gramophone Editor’s Choice & BBC Music Magazine accolade for recordings of outstanding quality.
Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor has proved to be the most instantly popular of the piano trios, with its new harmonic daring and increased emotional depth.
There is a new urgency to the language of the music that sets it apart, not only from other late eighteenth century piano trio finales, but even from the other Op. 1 finales. Its dramatic hushed conclusion hints at the emotional heights to which Beethoven would later take the piano trio, in works such as the ‘Ghost’ and ‘Archduke’ Trios.