Marylhurst Chamber Trio performing, with Ian Gutrie, piano; Seong Kim, violin and Ivan Caluya, cello.
Beethoven’s early Piano Trio op. 1 no. 3 exemplifies his admiration for Haydn’s music. Throughout the work, you’ll hear surprising harmonies and cadences as well as other rhythmic devices typical of Haydn’s inventiveness and humor. Even in his earliest works Beethoven’s unique power and intensity of expression is evident. Expanded range of pitch and dynamics, sudden, extreme contrasts, textural densities and the virtuosity of the keyboard part are features of his music.