String Trio in C Major, Op.87 (2vns/va, parts) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Urtext edition by Egon Voss. Published by Henle
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was the most influential and admired composer of the Romantic Era, and is considered today to be among the greatest composers of classical music to ever live. His music is known variously for its compositional rigor, sublime beauty, organic development, gripping urgency, and life-affirming, universal humanism. He left a significant mark on almost every classical genre he worked in, from string quartets to symphonies.
Around 1800 Beethoven seems to have completely distanced himself from chamber music for wind, showing little regard for his Septet op. 20 and the Sextet op. 71. But he seemed to proud enough of his Trio op.87 - originally for two oboes and cor anglais - to make an additional version for two violins and viola. This charming work is published in this Henle urtext edition edited by Egon Voss. Parts only. Intermediate-advanced, grade 4.