Violin Sonata in A Op.12 No.2
Cello Sonata in A Op.69
Violin Sonata in C minor Op.30 No.2 Eroica
Piano Trio in E flat Op.70 No.2
Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton have assembled a powerful and compelling group of pieces for their second concert in the Beethoven series.
Beethoven’s Opus 69 Cello Sonata has been described as one of the composer’s most intricate and beautiful chamber music compositions. The surviving autographed score of the first movement gives a typical image of how Beethoven composed: revisions suggest changes were constantly being made right up until performance and publication. And of the Opus 70 Piano Trios, composed in the same year, the Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood writes ‘they raise the genre to a level from which the later piano trio literature could move forward – witness above all the trios of Schumann and Brahms.’