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

Recordings
'Beethoven: The Complete String Trios' (CDD22069)
Beethoven: The Complete String Trios
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro con spirito
Track 9 on CDD22069 CD2 [7'40] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 2: Adagio con espressione
Track 10 on CDD22069 CD2 [7'17] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 3: Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace
Track 11 on CDD22069 CD2 [2'55] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 9 on HYP20 CD1 [2'55] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
Movement 4: Finale: Presto
Track 12 on CDD22069 CD2 [5'37] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
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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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