Day 220: Piano Trios II

BeethovenCD25More piano trios. More fleet-fingered playing from Francois Dumont.

Fun, fun music.

The interplay between the members of Trio Elegiaque (Laurent Le Flecher on violin, Virginie Constant on cello, and Francois Dumont on piano) is delightful. All three instruments perfectly complement one another.

Sometimes, Dumont will cut himself from the pack with a flurry of notes. Sometimes, Le Flecher will do so with the violin. And the cellist provides the perfect underpinning for it all. Much like a great bass player does in a rock band.

It’s all about the groove, baby.

Here’s what’s on tap today:

Beethoven Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1 No. 3 (First performed in 1793. Beethoven was 23.)

Beethoven Piano Trio in E Flat Op. 70. No. 2
(Published in 1809. Beethoven was 39.)

Beethoven Piano Trio in E Flat Op. 44 (Composed 1792-1800. Beethoven was 22-30.)

Beethoven’s music runs the gamut from introspective, melancholy, and lonely to loud, vibrant, and uptempo.

He’s the King of Dynamics.