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BACKGROUND MUSIC: Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1 in E flat major, Op.1, No.1 (complete) (32:08)

20. Beethoven's Delightful and Relaxing Piano Trios, Opus One

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(Beethoven, 1770-1827)
I have just finished one more time my listening to Beethoven's opus number one work, a group of three piano trios, in E flat major, G major and C minor respectively. A piano trio is a piece of music composed for soloists of a pianist, a violinist and a cellist. Owing to the easy recognition of each of the instruments during playing, listening to a piano trio is just as easy and delightful as listening to a lovely and melodious song.

Each of these three Beethoven's piano trios consists of four movements, namely, a fast, a slow, a scherzo or minuetto, and finally a fast movement. As a standard structure the first movement is often written in the sonata form and the final movement a rondo. It is its simplicity in structure that Beethoven chose to write a piano trio as his first practice in composing music, and his attempt is acclaimed highly successful.

There are sheer charms in these three Beethoven's piano trios and they are simply lyrical and delightful. Listening to them one would readily overcome those bitter and unhappy sensations encountered in life, turn out to feel relaxed and become more confident to face the hardships of reality.

(Written on March 21, 2010)

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