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Franz Schubert Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C
The plain fact is that the Haydn [piano] sonatas, for instance, which are much more extensive in the canon than the Mozart— there being fifty-something to seventeen or eighteen—are also more interesting as pieces, as pieces and as experiments, musically. It's the only late-night music that I've sat down and really played for myself in the last year—well, occasionally Wagner or something like that— but otherwise it's Haydn sonatas, the early one especially, the baroque-ish ones. They are so beautiful and in every case so delightfully innovative. Once never gets the feeling that any two are cut from the same cookie stamp. I do get that feeling in Mozart, I'm afraid. I get the feeling that once he hit his stride, they're all cut from the same cookie stamp. I think that as Mozart became relatively successful as a theatrical craftsman, his instrumental compositions declined in interest very rapidly. Glenn Gould

Édouard Lalo, Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 7

March 23rd, 2012

Édouard Lalo, 1823-1892

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 7, 1850

Edouard Lalo Although Lalo’s lasting reputation is based primarily on operatic and orchestral compositions, he demonstrated a lifelong passion for chamber music. He played violin and viola and was the founding member of the Armingaud Quartet, established in 1855 with the mission of introducing the chamber music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schumann to a French public largely obsessed with grand opera. During the 1850’s, Lalo was among the first French composers to take up chamber music composition, ultimately producing three piano trios, a violin sonata, a cello sonata and a string quartet. Although these compositions are generally outside of the traditional repertoire, they are all fine works that deserve more exposure. « more »

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