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String Trio in G major, Op 9 No 1
composer
by March 1798

Recordings
'Beethoven: The Complete String Trios' (CDD22069)
Beethoven: The Complete String Trios
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Details
Movement 1: Adagio – Allegro con brio
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Movement 2: Adagio ma non tanto e cantabile
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Movement 3: Scherzo: Allegro – Trio I – Allegro – Trio II, Hess 28 – Allegro
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Movement 4: Presto
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String Trio in G major, Op 9 No 1
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The opening of Trio No 1 in G major is based on arpeggio statements followed by rather fussy semiquaver twisting scales; these latter are picked up for discussion before becoming adopted as the opening subject of the Allegro con brio. Their development as a four-note motif occupies much of the remaining material and has been cited as the musical expression of the philosopher Hegel’s theory that great events in life or history frequently arise through the natural consequences of the apparently inauspicious. The writing of the slow second movement in the far from orthodox submediant major (E) is, however, at odds with such an idea, and the whole work is perhaps especially rich in those very surprises which may have upset Viennese audiences. There are many doubts concerning the second Trio of the Scherzo movement (Hess 28) because it was excluded from the early editions.

from notes by Stephen Daw © 1998

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Details for CDA67254 track 2
Adagio ma non tanto e cantabile
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-25402
Duration
8'22
Recording date
26 March 1998
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Beethoven: String Trios Op 9 (CDA67254)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: January 1999
    Deletion date: December 2007
    Superseded by CDD22069
  2. Beethoven: The Complete String Trios (CDD22069)
    Disc 2 Track 2
    Release date: October 2010
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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