Beethoven wrote at least eight trios for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra, of which the Archduke Trio opus 97, is probably the bewt known and most frequently performed. This trio form was used by Franz Joseph Haydn at least five times, including one with the popular Gypsy Rondo. Franz Schubert near the end of his life composed two well regarded trios for violin, piano, and cello Opus 99 and 100 along with his Trout Quintet 1819 for violin, piano, viola, cella, and double bass, and his all-string Quintet in C Op. 163, in which a second cello is added to the usual Quartet ensemble.
I would think chamber music players would enjoy adding an orchestra to their intimate dialogue - but I suppose money and practice time and schedules make complications.
Has anyone recollections of performing the Beethoven triple concerto or listening to it, and what may have been the problems from your perspective? This is one Beethoven work that never seems to get over-exposed. The Kreutzer violin-piano sonata is another challenging work I like to hear in as many different performances as possible. Does anyone have favorite recordings of the Kreutzer?
The Beethoven "triple" concerto for Violin, Piano, and Violoncello opus 56, was completed 1803 just before the period of his maximum fame. It was performed in 1970s by David Oistrakh, with pianist Richter and cellist Rostropovich. Yo-Yo Ma has performed it also, but performances are much less frequent than most of Beethoven's piano concertos and the violin concerto Opus 61.
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