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String Trio in D major, Op 9 No 2
composer
by March 1798

Recordings
'Beethoven: The Complete String Trios' (CDD22069)
Beethoven: The Complete String Trios
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Movement 1: Allegretto
Track 5 on CDD22069 CD2 [8'04] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 2: Andante quasi allegretto
Track 6 on CDD22069 CD2 [5'58] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 3: Menuetto: Allegro
Track 7 on CDD22069 CD2 [3'51] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 4: Rondo: Allegro
Track 8 on CDD22069 CD2 [6'23] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

String Trio in D major, Op 9 No 2
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Trio No 2 in D major exploits a key that is regarded as ‘natural’ to the violin. The solo part is in fact frighteningly difficult—hard to bow, hard to tune successfully, difficult to play ‘instinctively’; once again it resembles the Sonata Op 10 No 3 which is full of technical challenges for the pianist. We are led to contemplate whether the composer (who was certainly, in Opus 10, still composing music to play himself) was aware of all the problems he was presenting to his violinist, although it is known that he did have some knowledge of how to play the instrument. Incidentally, D major had been traditionally a celebratory key, even a happy one, but this String Trio seems rather more serious and challenging, in the true manner of the later Second Symphony.

from notes by Stephen Daw İ 1998

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Details for CDD22069 disc 2 track 7
Menuetto: Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-25407
Duration
3'51
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 7
    Release date: January 1999
    Deletion date: December 2007
    Superseded by CDD22069
  2. Beethoven: The Complete String Trios (CDD22069)
    Disc 2 Track 7
    Release date: October 2010
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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