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Landscape with a Circular Temple by Hendrik van Lint (1684-1763)
Sotheby’s Picture Library
Track(s) taken from CDD22069
Recording details: March 1998
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1999
Total duration: 23 minutes 29 seconds

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String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
composer
by March 1798

Finale: Presto  [5'37]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Trio No 3 in C minor is often described as the most dramatic of the three, but many pieces cast in the minor mode (still around 1800 quite a rarity) similarly explore the surprise elements it automatically includes, and there is little of the drama of either Haydn’s Sturm und Drang symphonies, or even the opening of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte about this music, and much of its character seems to spring from its short-phrased gruffness—a characteristic far more essential to this work, and later almost unique to Beethoven’s music.

from notes by Stephen Daw © 1998

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