Thank you for piano trio suggestion of Beethoven Opus 1 Number 1!
I had posted a question for our just formed, informal trio after we played the Haydn 'gypsy' trio, re what to tackle next and several people suggested among other pieces, Beethoven Opus 1 Number 1. My father plays cello and he and i have easy access to each other and play around the same level, with the pianist much more skilled but we see him less (they are both well into their 80s). So my father and I practiced the first two movements quite a bit as a 'duet', got used to 4 flats (after hollering "D FLAT" to each other many times!), then met up with the pianist and had great fun playing it! The first movement really flies along and the second sings out so beautifully! Gave us many hours of pleasure. We'll meet up in a few weeks to work on it some more. Any suggestions of number 2 vs 3 next? Or other ideas? I'd love to play the Archduke but it seems much harder. Again thanks, your recommendations have been so helpful.
Together with the Bridge Miniatures (not necessarily all of them) you've got the makings of a recital there.
Thanks Paul. You were very helpful in my initial search. Were having such fun playing the Bethoven. I'll look at the Bridge Miniatures
Keep playing the Mozart and Beethoven trios. They are wonderful and fun. However, do not approach the Archduke or the Ghost trios until you have a good handle on the rest of Mozart and Beethoven.
Beethoven op. 1: All three are good and highly recommended . Beethoven was much too ambitious to publish anything mediocre as his opus 1. No. 2 is the least famous of the three, no. 3 the most famous on account of its key of c-minor. You will probably realize that you heard no. 3 before when/if you play it.
Thanks Tom and Albrecht. That list, Albrecht, is great and i pasted it into a file for future reference. I'm listening to the beautiful Schubert now, and looking forward to tackling it.
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