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A musical work, which is still only a piece of writing, is a cheque drawn on the fund of talent of an eventual performer. Paul Valéry

Mozart, Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502

February 4th, 2007

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791

Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502, 1786

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAfter the string quartet, the piano trio is the most important chamber ensemble since the Classical era, evoking some of the greatest compositions in the literature from nearly every major composer from Haydn to Shostakovich. Its development into a mature form came much later than the string quartet due to at least two important requirements: the emergence of the piano, both the instrument and its technique, sufficient to displace the harpsichord, and, the discovery of effective compositional approaches to blending instruments of unequal tone and dynamic properties in a balanced dialog, namely, the violin, the cello and the piano. « more »


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