Beethoven Piano Trios
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.
"These beautiful performances should revive even the most jaded listening palate and silence those nay-sayers who continually bang on about the forlorn state of today's record industry, one of the finest new chamber discs to come my way thus far this year. Outstanding in every regard".
BBC Music Magazine on Vienna Piano Trio, Beethoven Piano Trios Op.1, Op.11