Homepage@List Easy and Delightful Listening to the Piano Trios of Beethoven
BACKGROUND MUSIC: Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1 in E flat major, Op.1, No.1 (complete) (32:08)

4. Easy and Delightful Listening to the Piano Trios of Beethoven

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(Beethoven, 1770-1827)
I think the piano trios are the easiest and most delightful pieces of classical music for beginners. A piano trio, one kind of chamber music, is played by the soloists of a pianist, a violinist and a cellist. The sounds produced by these three instruments are distinctive and can easily be recognized from each other.

The opus number one of Beethoven's works is given to his three piano trios, namely, the ones in E flat major, in G major and in C minor. The Piano Trios, Op.1 of Beethoven are definitely easy and delightful listening pieces of music. The sounds of the piano, the violin and the cello intertwine with each other delicately and harmoniously. The music seems hovering as lightly as bees or butterflies flying freely and joyfully in the air. A feeling of full satisfaction and relaxation is produced when the music ends, and we temporarily forget those sorrows and hardships which we have to face in the life of reality.

(Written on November 26, 2008)

MUSIC LISTENING:
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1 in E flat major, Op.1, No.1 (complete) (32:08): I. Allegro; II. Adagio cantabile; III. Scherzo. Allegro assai; IV. Finale. Presto
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.2 in G major, Op.1, No.2 (complete) (30:52): I. Adagio - Allegro vivace; II. Largo con espressione; III. Scherzo. Allegro; IV. Finale. Presto
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.1, No.3 (complete) (26:10): I. Allegro con brio; II. Andante cantabile con variazioni; III. Menuetto. Quasi Allegro; IV. Finale. Prestissimo